2019 Sandhi Sanford & Benedict Chardonnay

Santa Barbara, California

Silky Chardonnay of class and rare intensity. Californian Chardonnay at its peak.


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About The Wine

A tense, powerful single vineyard Chardonnay that leans towards fine and austere rather than big and blowsy.

Old vines are the source for a vibrant wine that shows a wonderful balance between intense yellow fruit and tight acidity, between floral, blossomy aromatics and a long, edgy palate.

But it's the gentle sexiness on the palate that makes you remember this wine; it is a true silky, textured beauty.

About Sandhi

Sandhi is the partner wine label to Domaine de la Cote, founded by Rajat Parr and Sashi Moorman in the Santa Rita Hills area of Santa Barbara, up the coast from Los Angeles.

Sandhi are generally more approachable wines, to the palate and the wallet, than Domaine de la Cote, and explore the potential of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from across Santa Barbara and California.

Sandhi means 'treaty' or 'alliance' in Sanskrit, to represent the partnerships he has formed with local, sustainable grape growers who supply much of the fruit for Sandhi wines.

Sandhi founder Rajat Parr
Sandhi founder Rajat Parr
Santa Barbara, California
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From The Producer

The vines' 48th vintage and Sandhi's 11th vintage. With each year there is a renewed appreciation and reverence for this pioneering site, first planted in 1971.

This site represents the oldest Pinot Noir plantings in all of Santa Barbara County and is largely synonymous with the creation of the Sta. Rita Hills appellation. Tucked into the southeastern corner of the Sta. Rita Hills with north-facing blocks, this vineyard is planted on hard, silica gravel and well-drained soils. Because of Richard Sanford’s legacy within the region both as a farmer and a gentlemen, we feel honored to be working with the fruit that he first planted. Our rows come from the oldest blocks where the vine trunks are gnarled producing small amounts of beautiful, concentrated and textured fruit.

Blend : Chardonnay (100%)
ABV : 12.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2029
Bottle Size : 750ml

The vineyards of Santa Barbara
The vineyards of Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, California
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    Would give most Aussie Chardonnay big names a serious run for their money

    On the nose it shows off matchstick, sea spray, pineapple, pear and a good white floral lift - doesn't explode out of the glass but there is a sense that there is quite a bit happening within the restraint. Great mix of power and tension on the palate, definitely leans heavily into the mineral side with tangy acidity rushing through, but it's got some richness to the fruit dwelling underneath. Lovely length and depth.

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