94 points Wine Enthusiast
"Intensely dark and focused, this bottling from Santa Barbara County's historic vineyard is unrivaled in intensity, showing mulberry, elderberry, crushed rock, roast beef and a hint of sagebrush. Full but not sweet boysenberry flavors come through on the palate, balanced by dusty earth, wet stone and more chaparral spice notes."
92+ points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"Medium ruby-purple colored, the 2015 Sanford & Benedict Vineyard Pinot Noir offers up notions of crushed black raspberries and black cherries with touches of anise, lavender and charcoal. Medium-bodied and elegantly played in the mouth, the tightly knit fruit is well-supported by grainy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing long and earthy."
92 points Jeb Dunnuck
"The 2015 Pinot Noir Sanford & Benedict Vineyard shines in the lineup and has a pretty, fresh style in its strawberry, mint and floral aromatics. These give way to a fresh, elegant, stylish Pinot Noir that has a Burgundian-like purity and focus. It should keep for a decade."
92 points Vinous
"The 2015 Pinot Noir Sanford & Benedict Vineyard is one of the most polished and lifted of the Fess Parker 2015 Pinots. There is good brightness and perfume in the glass, and less of the overt ripeness found in the other wines in the range. The inclusion of 20% whole clusters is well judged. This is a very pretty wine."
Vinous Reverie Notes
Tasting Notes: Garnet. Strawberry, mint, floral. Red plum, cranberry, raspberry, vanilla, cinnamon