2022 White Buffalo Land Trust Pinot Noir
93 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous
The second vintage of the Sandhi White Buffalo Land Trust Pinot Noir and a lens into the coastal wildness of Jalama Canyon Ranch. Grown just ten miles from the Pacific, 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. Juicy red plum, crunchy juniper, cola and a hint of blistered Castelvetrano Olives meet a light, refreshing palate. Like the sea itself, salty, mineral undertones rise and hang on, offering length with tannic backbone.
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.
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