2018 Sandhi Sandhi Chardonnay Sanford & Benedict
Chardonnay - 750ML
2018 Sandhi Sandhi Chardonnay Sanford & Benedict
  • WA 94
  • JG 94
  • W&S 94

Reg: $54.94

$49.94

In Stock: 24+ btls
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Reg: $54.94

$49.94

In Stock: 24+ btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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WA 94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2020
The 2018 Chardonnay Sanford & Benedict, sourced from the old, ungrafted vines, has pretty notes of pears, white blossoms, hazelnut and stone, with a silky, expansive palate that offers up an array of citrus, flowers...   The 2018 Chardonnay Sanford & Benedict, sourced from the old, ungrafted vines, has pretty notes of pears, white blossoms, hazelnut and stone, with a silky, expansive palate that offers up an array of citrus, flowers, flint and nutty tones. It's tangy, salty and super bright and finishes long and uplifted. Lovely! Give it another 2-3 years in bottle unless you love that bright, youthful character. 411 cases produced.- EB  
JG 94
View From The Cellar, November 2020
The 2018 Sanford & Benedict bottling of chardonnay from Sandhi was also raised in twenty percent new oak puncheons for a year, with six more months of finishing time in tank prior to bottling. These are the oldest...   The 2018 Sanford & Benedict bottling of chardonnay from Sandhi was also raised in twenty percent new oak puncheons for a year, with six more months of finishing time in tank prior to bottling. These are the oldest chardonnay vines planted in the Central Coast, as they went into the ground all the way back in 1971, on franc de pied. The wine delivers a lovely nose of pear, pineapple, a soupçon of iodine, salty soil tones, a discreet framing of buttery oak and a lovely topnote of citrus blossoms. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and very elegant in profile, with a lovely core, fine mineral drive and grip, zesty acids and a long, primary and very promising finish. This is still a puppy and will demand some time in the cellar to unfold and show all of its complexity, but it is so nicely balanced out of the blocks that it will be all too easy to drink before it really blossoms. Try to give it some time!  
W&S 94
Wine & Spirits, October 2020
At once austere and tender, this complex wine shows an array of aromas and flavors that weave in and out with air and time. At first go, it’s lean and green, legumes and white tea; then it develops lees and nutty...   At once austere and tender, this complex wine shows an array of aromas and flavors that weave in and out with air and time. At first go, it’s lean and green, legumes and white tea; then it develops lees and nutty sweet-corn accents after a day, and succulent apple the day after that, with a smoky salinity that would pair beautifully with smoked chicken and mushrooms.  
Category Description
Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region Central Coast
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 12.5%
Closure Cork