Pinot Noir

Muni Wine

2018 Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir

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Our Pinot Noir is a made from some of Santa Barbara County’s great cool climate Pinot Noir vineyards. It’s a selection of barrels from Sanford & Benedict, Rio Vista, Riverbench, and Kick On Ranch. All the vineyard lots were fermented separately with as much as 100% whole clusters in a couple of the lots, to build in a little extra tannin and complexity.

The wine is crazy clear, pure, fresh and drinkable. It’s full of clean red fruits - loads of strawberries, raspberries, red currants, cherries and complex herby notes. Aromatically, there's heaps of dried herbs and bay leaves. The palate has ocean breeze acidity and great energy to ride along with its medium weight red fruits.

2017 Sanford & Benedict Pinot Noir
Potek Winery

2017 Sanford & Benedict Pinot Noir

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Making wine from Sanford & Benedict is a privilege. The fruit for this wine is from the original 1971 own-rooted plantings, the genesis of Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir. This vineyard has been tended from the start with love and care, resulting in vines that produce wines of amazing complexity and striking purity.

2017 was an early, warm vintage with a generous crop, but the wines in general have such a harmony of both crispy fresh acid and generous, juicy fruit.

This is a taught, crunchy pinot that shows its cool climate near the ocean on Santa Rosa Road. This wine has an energy and life that is hard to describe, and even harder to find; it is the result of the confluence of a special site, vine age, and a kind vintage. 

Our 2017 Pinot Noir Sanford & Benedict is energetic, lean and expressively aromatic.  It captures the essence of S&B.  Mid-weight and nicely perfumed, the 2017 S&B is a pretty wine to drink now and over the next few years. 

In this vintage we included about one third of the whole cluster fruit in the fermentation because we had beautiful stems at harvest.

We bottled 54 unfined cases of this wine in April 2019 after 18 months in neutral and 2-year-old French Oak. 

54 cases produced