2014 Sandhi Chardonnay Sanford & Benedict Vineyard
by JJ Buckley Fine Wines
On Sale $44.94 (reg. $54.94)
When you cross “one of the most historic vineyards in Santa Barbara and still one of the very best” with “one of the most exciting new wineries in central California” (AG), you end up with this stunning 95pt Chardonnay that we’re thrilled to bring to you at easily the best price around!
Sandhi is a joint project between Bay Area superstar sommelier-turned-winemaker Rajat Parr (one of the leading experts on Burgundy wine in the US), and Sashi Moorman, rock-star Central Coast winemaker whom Galloni has called "one of the great rising talents in California.”
2014 delivered terrific conditions for the region, with “no shortage of gorgeous wines in this vintage,” per Galloni. The Wine Advocate praised the beauty of 2014 and recommended it as a year “that Santa Barbara County readers shouldn't miss.” Sandhi’s outstanding 2014 Chardonnay from Sanford & Benedict Vineyard (“a vineyard that continues to impress” – WA) is a clear example of the quality of the year combined with the exceptional talents of the team involved here.
In terms of style, you’ll find that this wine falls on the more finesse-driven end of the spectrum as opposed to the rich, ripe and full-bodied Chardonnay that many equate with California. In fact, Decanter even suggests that white Burgundy fans “should give this a serious look.” With a terrific price, we’ve made that easy to do, so grab some of this while you can. Cheers!