The Sanford & Benedict Vineyard is where it all began. In 1971 this was the first vineyard planted in what became a world class, cool climate appellation. This iconic vineyard now contains the oldest Pinot Noir vines in Santa Barbara County. Between the history and the amazing quality of the fruit, many consider this site deserving of “Grand Cru” status. The 2016 vintage followed a 5-year drought and was marked by full palates and balanced acidity. For this special bottling, we selected 31 individual barrels containing the vineyard’s best expression.