Aether Sanford & Benedict Pinot Noir 2015
|Region||California, Central Coast, Sta. Rita Hills|
Sanford and Benedict Vineyard is the primary reason for the growth of viticulture in the Western Santa Ynez Valley now known as the Santa Rita Hills. In the late 1960's, two visionaries - Richard Sanford and Michael Benedict searched California for vineyard sites they deemed appropriate and capable of producing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir to equal any in the world. They selected a site on Santa Rosa Road and fortunately, they were right. The vineyard was first planted in 1971, and early vintages achieved formidable results producing wines of depth, complexity and aging potential. Sound bottles of 1976 Sanford and Benedict Pinot Noir can still deliver beauty and pleasure after 40 years - a testament to the power of place.