2020 Tyler Pinot Noir Sanford & Benedict vineyard

Pinot Noir - 750ML
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WA 97 VN 95
WA 97

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2022

Pale ruby-purple, pure raspberry and pomegranate define the 2020 Pinot Noir Sanford & Benedict, with touches of charcuterie, cracked pepper, mushroom and forest floor emerging as it spends time in the glass. The palate is...
VN 95

Vinous, August 2022

The 2020 Pinot Noir Sanford & Benedict Vineyard is a very pretty, aromatic wine from the old-vine section of this site, first planted in 1971. Lifted and ethereal, the 2020 is wonderfully nuanced from start to finish. As...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region Central Coast
Appellation Sta Rita Hills
Vintage 2020
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.5%
Closure Cork

Introducing the 2020 Tyler Pinot Noir Sanford & Benedict Vineyard, a truly exceptional wine that embodies the essence of the Central Coast region in California. With its captivating aromas and elegant flavors, this Pinot Noir is a testament to the skill and dedication of its producer, Tyler.

In the glass, this wine displays a pale ruby-purple hue, hinting at the delicate and refined nature of the varietal. The nose immediately captivates with pure raspberry and pomegranate notes that dance harmoniously, inviting you to delve deeper into the glass. As the wine opens up, enticing layers of charcuterie, cracked pepper, mushroom, and forest floor emerge, adding complexity and depth to the aromatic profile.

On the palate, the 2020 Tyler Pinot Noir Sanford & Benedict Vineyard continues to impress. It boasts a fragrant and harmonious character, with each sip revealing intricate flavors that captivate the senses. The chalky tannins provide structure and balance, while the mouthwatering acidity adds a refreshing vibrancy to the wine. The finish is exceptionally long, leaving a lasting impression that lingers on the palate.

Renowned wine critic Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded this wine an impressive score of 97 points, further validating its exceptional quality. Their tasting note describes the wine as "lovely," highlighting its detailed flavors and seamless integration of elements. Meanwhile, Vinous awarded it a score of 95 points, praising its aromatic qualities and nuanced character.

Crafted with care and attention to detail, the 2020 Tyler Pinot Noir Sanford & Benedict Vineyard is a true gem that showcases the terroir of the Sta Rita Hills appellation. With its elegance, complexity, and sheer beauty, this wine is a must-try for any wine enthusiast seeking a remarkable Pinot Noir experience. Uncork a bottle and let the magic unfold.