Full Review

Sand Point Family Vineyards

Sand Point Family Vineyards
2017 Pinot Noir, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Pinot Noir

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$12

Sand Point Family Vineyards
2017 Pinot Noir, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Pinot Noir

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14%
Burnt sienna color. Smoky aromas and flavors of roasted cherries, chestnut honey, and charcoal with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a silky, breezy finish with nuances of dried berries and smoked nuts. A nice oaky pinot sipper.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: roasted cherries, chestnut honey, and charcoal
Taste Flavor: dried berries and smoked nuts
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice oaky pinot sipper.

The Producer

LCF Wines

The Producer
1525 East Jahant Road
Acampo, CA 95220
USA
1 209-334-9782

Their Portfolio

89 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2017 Estate Grown Prince Vineyard, Chenin Blanc, Clarksburg 12% (USA) $15.00.
90 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2017 Estate Grown, White Moscato, Clarksburg 12% (USA) $15.00.
92 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2015 Estate Grown Old Vine, Zinfandel, Lodi 14.8% (USA) $15.00.
87 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2017 Estate Grown, Sauvignon Blanc, Lodi 12.5% (USA) $15.00.
88 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2018 Estate Grown Rosé, Sangiovese, Lodi 12.5% (USA) $15.00.
85 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2018 Estate Grown, Sauvignon Blanc, Lodi 13% (USA) $15.00.
86 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2018 Estate Grown, Moscato, Clarksburg 11.5% (USA) $20.00.
85 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2016 Estate Grown, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $15.00.
91 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2016 Estate Grown Old Vine, Zinfandel, Lodi 15.5% (USA) $15.00.
87 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2018 Prince Vineyard, Chenin Blanc, Clarksburg 12% (USA) $22.00.
92 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2014 Centennial Estate Grown, Zinfandel, Lodi 16% (USA) $60.00.
85 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2018 Estate Grown, Chardonnay, Clarksburg 14.5% (USA) $15.00.
84 LangeTwins Winery 2013 Estate Grown, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi 14.4% (USA) $16.00.
86 LangeTwins Winery 2016 Estate Grown, Chardonnay, Clarksburg 14.5% (USA) $15.00.
86 LangeTwins Winery 2016 Estate Grown, Moscato, Clarksburg 11% (USA) $15.00.
86 LangeTwins Winery 2011 Centennial Lewis Vineyard, Zinfandel, Lodi 15.6% (USA) $60.00.
92 LangeTwins Winery 2014 Old Vine , Zinfandel, Lodi 15% (USA) $15.00.
88 LangeTwins Winery 2016 Estate Grown, Pinot Noir, Clarksburg 14.2% (USA) $18.00.
90 LangeTwins Winery 2013 The Eighty Vineyard Single Barrel , Teroldego, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $50.00.
92 LangeTwins Winery 2013 Miller Vineyard Single Barrel, Cabernet Franc, Clarksburg 14.5% (USA) $50.00.
85 Sand Point 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi 14.3% (USA) $12.00.
89 Sand Point 2015 Pinot Noir, California 14.2% (USA) $12.00.
90 Sand Point 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi 13.8% (USA) $.00.
85 Sand Point 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Lodi 12.5% (USA) $.00.
88 Sand Point 2015 Merlot, Clarksburg 13.9% (USA) $.00.
84 Sand Point 2015 Chardonnay, Lodi 13.8% (USA) $12.00.
90 Sand Point 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Lodi 12.5% (USA) $12.00.
85 Sand Point 2016 Chardonnay, Lodi 13.5% (USA) $12.00.
86 Sand Point 2016 Pinot Noir, California 13.7% (USA) $12.00.
87 Sand Point 2016 Merlot, Clarksburg 14% (USA) $10.99.
91 Sand Point Family Vineyards 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi 14% (USA) $12.00.
85 Sand Point Family Vineyards 2017 Pinot Noir, California 14% (USA) $12.00.
87 Sand Point Family Vineyards 2018 Sauvignon Blanc, Lodi 13% (USA) $12.00.
86 Sand Point Family Vineyards 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi 14% (USA) $12.00.

Pinot Noir

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Serve in a Burgundy Wine Glass
Pinot Noir is one of the world’s most fascinating red varieties. While many red grapes produces wines of power and youthful intensity, a wine made from Pinot Noir is often more refined with higher acidity and lower levels of tannins. The spiritual home for Pinot Noir is Burgundy, where it is produced in many styles, from very light to examples that can age for two to three decades.

Pinot Noirs tend to have aromas and flavors red cherry fruit, while some offer notes of wild strawberry, plum or even floral notes such as carnation and red roses. As tannins in Pinot Noir are not as pronounced as in a grape such as Cabernet Sauvignon or Nebbiolo, most Pinot Noirs can be enjoyed upon release, which is usually two to three years after the vintage.

Burgundy works extremely well for Pinot Noir, as it is a cool climate; a warm or hot climate would not bring out the perfumes of the variety. Thus growers in several countries have planted Pinot Noir in their coolest regions, looking to emulate Burgundy. These include the Willamette Valley in Oregon; Russian River Valley, Santa Lucia Highlands and Sta. Rita Hills in California (among others); Central Otago in New Zealand; Casablanca and San Antonio Valleys in Chile and the Rheinhessen, Pfalz and Baden in Germany (where the grape is known as Spatburgunder). The concept of terroir – a wine is the producet of its specific environment – is most often associated with Pinot Noir.

Pinot Noirs tend to pair well with poultry (duck a l’orange is a classic match), game birds and even certain types of seafoods (as tannins are low), such as salmon, tuna and halibut.