Sandhi 'Sanford & Benedict' Chardonnay 2012
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Wine Advocate 93
"Also from the Sta. Rita Hills, and from a vineyard that continues to impress, the 2012 Chardonnay Sanford & Benedict is one of the few 2012s that will benefit from short-term cellaring. Offering classic pear, apple blossom, chamomile and a distinct salty minerality, this beauty has medium-bodied richness, solid mid-palate depth and bright acidity. It should be at its best from 2015-2019." ~ JD

Antonio Galloni 90
"The 2012 Chardonnay Sanford & Benedict emerges from ... read more
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Item ID: #16750
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork

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Wine Advocate 93
"Also from the Sta. Rita Hills, and from a vineyard that continues to impress, the 2012 Chardonnay Sanford & Benedict is one of the few 2012s that will benefit from short-term cellaring. Offering classic pear, apple blossom, chamomile and a distinct salty minerality, this beauty has medium-bodied richness, solid mid-palate depth and bright acidity. It should be at its best from 2015-2019." ~ JD

Antonio Galloni 90
"The 2012 Chardonnay Sanford & Benedict emerges from a block of own-rooted vines planted in 1971, in one of the birthplaces of wine in Santa Barbara County. Deep, pliant and expressive within the context of the year, the Sanford & Benedict is all about texture. Hints of almond, smoke and pear wrap around the resonant finish. "

" Sandhi is a small production California winery focusing on select vineyards from the Santa Rita Hills in Santa Barbara County and was founded in 2010 by Rajat Parr, the wine director for Michael Mina Restaurants, and esteemed winemaker, Sashi Moorman. Sandhi represents a union essential to the production of wine: the collaboration between man, earth, and vine. The willing participation of all three elements is necessary to make great wine, and the winegrower must make this collaboration rich and nourishing for all involved. An understanding of these joint efforts informs Sandhi’s exploration of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines throughout the Santa Barbara County terroir.

The individual vineyards from which these grapes originate–some legendary, some new–have been exhaustively vetted for character, personality, and balance. Employing the wisdom and talents of people who know the vineyards, Sandhi is dedicated to making wines of finesse, minerality, acidity, structure and balance. Wine achieves power and beauty through the seamless integration of these qualities, and this is the inspiration for Sandhi. Wines exhibiting extreme ripeness, alcohol, oak, and other discordant exaggerations cannot truly express a specific vineyards terroir. " ~ Winery notes

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SandhiSandhi is a small production California winery focusing on select vineyards from the Sta. Rita Hills in Santa Barbara County and was founded in 2010 by Rajat Parr, the wine director for Michael Mina Restaurants, and esteemed winemaker, Sashi Moorman. Sandhi represents a union essential to the production of wine: the collaboration between man, earth, and vine. The willing participation of all three elements is necessary to make great wine, and the winegrower must make this collaboration rich and nourishing for all involved. An understanding of these joint efforts informs Sandhi's exploration of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines throughout the Santa Barbara County terroir.

The individual vineyards from which these grapes originate–some legendary, some new–have been exhaustively vetted for character, personality, and balance. Employing the wisdom and talents of people who know the vineyards, Sandhi is dedicated to making wines of finesse, minerality, acidity, structure and balance. Wine achieves power and beauty through the seamless integration of these qualities, and this is the inspiration for Sandhi. Wines exhibiting extreme ripeness, alcohol, oak, and other discordant exaggerations cannot truly express a specific vineyards terroir.

Farming Practice:Practicing Organic

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