Sunday, June 3, 2007

Visiting Sanford Winery & Vineyards Tasting Room, Buellton, Santa Ynez Valley, CA

This visit was part of our brief expedition cruising Santa Ynez Valley.

Sanford Winery's Santa Rita Hills vineyards are know for their Burgundian-style pinot noirs and white wines. The wine tasting room in Buellton is an eclectic little barn housing a friendly staff. My understanding is the tasting room will be moving closer to the vineyard and winery locations soon.


Coming as I do with a bias towards big, fat, multi-layered Aussie or Napa reds, I had to grow accustomed to the palate of the lighter, brighter Sanford-style wines. But it was an interesting an pleasant experience.

Listing from most to least favored, here are the wines I sampled at Sanford:
2005 Sanford La Rinconada Vineyard Chardonnay, Santa Rita Hills, CA
2005 Sanford Chardonnay, Santa Barbara County, CA
2005 Sanford & Benedict Vineyard Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills, CA
2005 Sanford Pinot Grigio, Santa Barbara County, CA
2005 Sanford Pinot Noir - Vin Gris, Santa Barbara County, CA
2005 Sanford Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills, CA
2005 Sanford Sauvignon Blanc, CA

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