2019 Sandhi Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir - 750ML
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VN 91
VN 91

Vinous, October 2021

The 2019 Pinot Noir (Sta. Rita Hills) is a very beautiful and expressive wine. Blue/purplish fruit, lavender and spice open in a mysterious, sensual Pinot loaded with class. Vineyards site are Domaine de la Côte, La...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region Central Coast
Appellation Santa Barbara
Sub-appellation Santa Rita Hills
Vintage 2019
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13%
Closure Cork

This 2019 Sandhi Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir is a true gem from the Central Coast region of California. Crafted by the esteemed producer Sandhi, this red wine showcases the finesse and elegance that Pinot Noir is known for.

In the glass, this Pinot Noir displays a vibrant and alluring red color, enticing you to take a sip. The nose is filled with captivating aromas of blueberries, purple fruit, and a delicate touch of lavender. As you delve deeper, a hint of spice lingers, adding complexity to the wine.

On the palate, the 2019 Sandhi Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir truly shines. It is a beautifully balanced wine with a medium body and a silky texture that glides effortlessly across the tongue. The blue and purple fruit flavors from the nose continue to dance on the palate, accompanied by subtle notes of spice that add depth and intrigue.

This wine is a blend of grapes sourced from exceptional vineyards, including Domaine de la Côte, La Rinconada, and Sanford & Benedict. These vineyard sites are renowned for their quality, and they contribute to the exceptional character of this Pinot Noir. The combination of these top-notch vineyards with the expertise of Sandhi results in a wine that is nothing short of outstanding.

The 2019 Sandhi Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir has received high praise, with a score of 91 points from Vinous. This accolade further confirms its exceptional quality and class. With an alcohol percentage of 13.0%, this wine maintains a graceful and approachable nature.

To fully appreciate this wine, I recommend decanting it for a short while before serving. This will allow the aromas to fully develop and the flavors to integrate seamlessly. Pair this delightful Pinot Noir with dishes such as roasted duck, mushroom risotto, or grilled salmon for a truly memorable dining experience.

In conclusion, the 2019 Sandhi Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir is a wine that exudes elegance and sophistication. With its beautiful aromas, balanced palate, and high praise from critics, it is a wine that is sure to impress even the most discerning wine enthusiasts. Cheers to experiencing the allure of this exceptional California Pinot Noir!