Sandhi 'White Buffalo Land Trust' Pinot Noir, CA 2021
VINTAGE : 2021
COUNTRY : USA
REGION/APPELLATION : California, Jalama Canyon Ranch (Santa Barbara County AVA)
VARIETALS : Pinot Noir
Elegant Pinot Noir from the stunning Jalama Canyon Ranch, just a few miles from our very own Domaine de la Côte vineyards. This regeneratively farmed vineyard serves as a testing ground and classroom to promote farming practices that conserve water, preserve soil, and foster a healthy microbiome.
The perfect intertwining of fruit and earth - the nose shares notes of blackberry, cowboy sage, and fall foliage. Fresh raspberries and delicate lilac are complemented by soft, elegant tannins on the palate. The Pinot Noir was fermented in concrete and raised in neutral barrels. Native yeast fermented with no manipulations.
Lindsey Ross is a California-based artist who primarily works with large format photography and the 19th century process, wet-plate collodion. Ross started working in this process in 2011 and she quickly realized it was the ideal format for her artistic practice. Ross seeks autonomy yet, at the same time, a sense of connection. The slow pace of collodion requires a presence and intimacy that connects Ross to both the physical and spiritual world. To honor the rugged beauty of Jalama Canyon Ranch and underscore the importance of place to the character of wine, Sandhi and The White Buffalo Land Trust invited Lindsey Ross to capture it through her unique eye and detailed process. The label is a work of art.
Sandhi has partnered with the White Buffalo Land Trust, an organization that practices and promotes regenerative agriculture. The trust was founded by Steve Finkel after the passing of his wife, Lyndsey McMorrow, who had a deep affinity for regenerative agriculture. Sandhi produces Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wine from Jalama Canyon Ranch, the trust’s headquarters, which serves as a living laboratory for showcasing regenerative agriculture principles showcasing a diversity of climate-appropriate cropping systems, livestock management systems, and wetland restoration.
The White Buffalo Land Trust’s history dates back to 2001 when two White Buffalo calves were born in Colorado. Lyndsey and her mother were asked to care for and protect the two buffalo on their land in California. Over the years, Lyndsey and Bobbie looked after the White Buffalo and heard the continuing call to heal relations with the earth and in their communities. After Lyndsey’s passing, Steve Finkel founded the trust to fulfill the work Lyndsey inspired during her life.