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Top 10 Thanksgiving Wines

Sanford 2015 Rosé of Pinot Noir

Sanford 2015 Rosé of Pinot Noir has big fruit flavors and a crisp acidity

Type: ROSÉ

Origin: Santa Rita Hills, California

In 1971 Sanford planted the first Pinot Noir vines in the Santa Rita Hills, now considered to be one of the finest places to grow the varietal in California. Another first — Sanford is where Miles and Jack kicked off their oenophilic adventures in the film Sideways. Now that we've gotten the trivia out of the way, let's get down to brass tacks — Sanford is a wine geek's kind of winery. An old school, consistent producer. This rosé is the complete package: big fruit, crisp acidity, fine balance. It'll make for a smooth transition from white to red on Turkey Day.

Rating: 13.5/20

Price: $23

For more information, visit the Sanford Winery official website

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