Sandhi 'Sanford & Benedict' Chardonnay 2017
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Wine Advocate 94
"The 2017 Chardonnay Sanford & Benedict slowly blossoms with aromas of baker's yeast, Bosc pear, Greek yogurt, crushed stone and orange blossom with pie crust, warm apples, white peach plus notes of mushroom and hay. Light to medium-bodied with an intense core of nuanced fruit, it has juicy acidity and a long, spicy and textured finish. 260 cases produced."

Vinous Media 93
"The 2017 Chardonnay Sanford & Benedict is soft, open-knit and inviting. Chamomile, dried ... read more
This is a white wine
Item ID: #37309
Size: 750mL (wine)

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Wine Advocate 94
"The 2017 Chardonnay Sanford & Benedict slowly blossoms with aromas of baker's yeast, Bosc pear, Greek yogurt, crushed stone and orange blossom with pie crust, warm apples, white peach plus notes of mushroom and hay. Light to medium-bodied with an intense core of nuanced fruit, it has juicy acidity and a long, spicy and textured finish. 260 cases produced."

Vinous Media 93
"The 2017 Chardonnay Sanford & Benedict is soft, open-knit and inviting. Chamomile, dried flowers, sage and lemon confit all meld together in a delicious, supple Chardonnay that will drink well with minimal cellaring. The 2017 is perhaps not quite as delineated as it can be, but it is absolutely delicious and very easy to like. -- Antonio Galloni"

The Wine
Own-rooted Chardonnay vines planted in 1971, first in the region
– North-facing blocks in the Southeastern corner of the Sta. Rita Hills
– Clay-rich topsoil over silica and limestone
– Indigenous fermentation in 500L puncheon (20% new)
– Aged 10 months in puncheon, 6 months in tank
– 260 cases produced

The Estate
Sandhi 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.

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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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