2014 Rinconada Vineyard Pinot Noir | Sandhi Wines | Winestyr

2014 Rinconada Vineyard Pinot Noir

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Appellation: Sta. Rita Hills AVA

By: Sandhi Wines

In: Lompoc, CA

750mL / 13.0% ABV

Winestyr Review

This is a fresh, bright, and somewhat savory Pinot Noir made from original 1997 plantings from the historic La Rinconada vineyard planted by the famed Richard Sanborn himself. Showing quite a bit of Burgundian influence, this wine is dominated by lovely red fruit flavors of bing cherry and wild raspberry. Elegant and quaffable, this Pinot has intriguing earth and mineral undertones that add complexity. A decant of at least an hour is highly recommended. 75% whole clusters were used during fermentation. 350 cases produced.

What We Love

  • Elegant and complex
  • From a historic vineyard

This is a wonderful Pinot Noir from the Sta. Rita Hills AVA in California.


"2012 marked our debut vintage from this historic vineyard planted on silica-based soils in 1997. Quite an earthy expression of Pinot Noir, the wine shows its firmness from the shallow soils and northern exposure." - Rajat Parr


Sandhi is a small production California winery focusing on select vineyards from the Sta. Rita Hills in Santa Barbara County. Sandhi was founded in 2010 by Rajat Parr, the wine director for Michael Mina Restaurants, and winemaker, Sashi Moorman. Sandhi represents a union essential to the production of wine: the collaboration between man, earth, and vine. The willing participation of all three elements is necessary to make great wine, and the winegrower must make this collaboration rich and nourishing for all involved. An understanding of these joint efforts informs Sandhi’s exploration of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines throughout the Santa Barbara County terroir.

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