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.

Farming Practice:Practicing Organic

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Sandhi 'Sanford & Benedict' Chardonnay 2016
94  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 94 "The 2016 Chardonnay Sanford & Benedict emerges from one of the sections in this historic vineyard planted with own-rooted vines. Lemon confit, white flowers, apricot and lightly tropical notes are woven together in a finessed, wonderfully nuanced Chardonnay full of character and
Item Number: 32364
Case: $479.40

Sandhi 'Santa Barbara' Chardonnay 2016
90  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 90 "The 2016 Chardonnay (Santa Barbara County) is a soft, easygoing wine to drink now and over the next few years, while the orchard fruit and floral notes retain their freshness. This is a more open-knit style relative to the more focused Sta. Rita Hills appellation Chardonnay. --
Item Number: 31176
Case: $227.40

Sandhi 'Sta Rita Hills' Pinot Noir 2016
93  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 93 "Just bottled, the 2016 Pinot Noir (Sta. Rita Hills) is positively stellar. Powerful and deep in the glass, with unusual depth, the 2016 has so much to offer. There is a level of sheer richness I have never seen in this bottling before. Blue and purplish berry fruit, lavender and
Item Number: 31063
Case: $299.40

Sandhi 'Sta Rita Hills' Chardonnay 2015
92  Vinous Media 
Wine Advocate 92 "The 2015 Chardonnay Sta. Rita Hills from Sandhi is superb, wafting from the glass with aromas of candied peel, waxy lemon rind, nutmeg and subtle spice. On the palate, it's medium-bodied, sappy and delicately textural, with a racy line of acidity, more energy and salinity than the

Sandhi 'Sanford & Benedict' Chardonnay 2015
95  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 95 "Derived from the own-rooted Wente selection 1971 plantings in this historic site, the 2015 Chardonnay Sanford & Benedict is beautiful, wafting from the glass with notes of yellow orchard fruit, praline and nutmeg. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, with amazing old-vine

Sandhi Pinot Noir 2015
The Wine This is an elegant style Pinot Noir that emphasizes aromatic depth with elements of plum, strawberry and rose. On the palate it has bright acidity, is medium bodied with bright, red cherry fruit, and savory notes of cola, sandalwood and fresh earth. This wine is refined, food-friendly and

Sandhi 'Santa Barbara' Chardonnay 2015
94  Decanter 
Decanter 94 "Sashi Moorman and Rajat Parr make this elegant and rich style of Chardonnay, powerful and tense with light reduction and a palate of mango and pineapple, with white floral tones flowing beautifully into a balanced, acidic, minerally finish and long length. Could easily be confused with

Sandhi 'Sta Rita Hills' Pinot Noir 2015
The Wine "This is our entry level Pinot Noir and is a blend of our vineyard holdings in the Santa Barbara. Over half the fruit is from 40 year-old vines at Sanford & Benedict vineyard with the rest coming from our sections and younger vines at Rita’s Crown and Bent Rock. This wine showcases the

Sandhi 'Sta Rita Hills' Chardonnay 2014
TASTING NOTES The wine has aromas of Meyer lemon peel and pith with hints of raw ginger, honey, and green apple all under a cloak of crushed white rock. The texture offers a restrained fleshiness on the mid-palate with a focused and bright saline finish.  THE WINE Sandhi’s ‘village wine’ is a

Sandhi 'Santa Barbara' Chardonnay 2014
Tasting Notes: The fruit for this bottling comes from our sites in the Sta. Rita Hills, Santa Maria and Santa Ynez appellations. The average age of most of the vines is over 30 years old from specific parcels of Wente selection that we are lucky to access. We are pleased with this entry-level

Sandhi 'Sta Rita Hills' Pinot Noir 2013
90  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 90 "The 2013 Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills is plump, juicy and expressive, all within the gracious style that is the hallmark for Sandhi. Succulent red berry and floral notes wrap around the open-knit, inviting finish. This is a terrific entry-level offering from Sandhi. The fruit sources

Sandhi 'Bentrock' Chardonnay 2013
97  International Wine Report 
International Wine Report 97 "The 2013 Bedrock Vineyard Chardonnay is another absolutely magical showing from Sandhi. Bentrock is located just three miles west of Sanford and Benedict and consists of younger vines, with lower-yields, resulting in more concentrated fruit. This 2013 is a completely

Sandhi 'Sanford & Benedict' Chardonnay 2013
95  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 95 "Lime peels and lemon pith mix it up with rain on cement, lemongrass, kaffir lime leaf, ocean-spray saltiness and a lemon-pepper spice on the nose of this wine from the appellation’s first vineyard. The palate is reminiscent of a perfectly restrained margarita, with the warmth of

Sandhi 'Santa Barbara' Chardonnay 2013
91  International Wine Report 
International Wine Report 91 "The 2013 Santa Barbra County Chardonnay from Sandhi is a blend from some of the top vineyards across the Santa Rita Hills, Santa Maria and Santa Ynez appellations. As this unwinds alluring aromas of green apple, asian pear, fennel, quince and spring flowers come

Sandhi 'Sanford & Benedict' Pinot Noir 2012
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93+  "Showing a streamlined, focused and straight feel, the 2012 Pinot Noir Sanford and & Benedict knocks it out of the park with its nose of underbrush, rose petal, red berry and cranberry-slanted aromatics. Still tight on the palate, it has a serious core of fruit and will benefit

Sandhi 'Rinconada' Pinot Noir 2012
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 "From a vineyard just beside Sanford & Benedict, but further up the slope and with less top soil, the 2012 Pinot Noir Rinconada is thrilling stuff. Loaded with minerality, spice, earth and darker berry fruits, there’s a slight rusticity here, but I love the underlying structure and

Sandhi 'Sanford & Benedict' Chardonnay 2012
93  Wine Advocate 
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

Sandhi 'Santa Barbara' Chardonnay 2012
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "Coming all from the cool, windy Sta. Rita Hills AVA, the 2012 Chardonnay Sta. Rita Hills has lively citrus, white peach and hints of minerality in its medium-bodied, juicy and lively style. As with the Santa Barbara County release, it excels on its purity and freshness, and will

Sandhi 'Sta Rita Hills' Pinot Noir 2012
93  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 93 "The 2012 Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills is a gorgeous, entry-level wine from Sandhi. Bright red berries, rose petals and crushed rocks burst from the glass. This is an unusually bright, focused Pinot for the year. The 2012 is absolutely delicious, and a huge overachiever. The Sta. Rita

Sandhill Cabernet Sauvignon 1999
92  Wine Enthusiast 
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