2018 Sanford Chardonnay Sanford Benedict Vineyard
Chardonnay - 750ML
2018 Sanford Chardonnay Sanford Benedict Vineyard
  • VN 95
  • WA 94
  • WE 94
  • WS 91

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VN 95
Vinous, August 2020
The 2018 Chardonnay Sanford & Benedict is such a wonderfully complete wine that expresses all of the pedigree of this historic Sta. Rita Hills site. Sweet, perfumed aromatics and radiant fruit envelop the senses. Lemon...   The 2018 Chardonnay Sanford & Benedict is such a wonderfully complete wine that expresses all of the pedigree of this historic Sta. Rita Hills site. Sweet, perfumed aromatics and radiant fruit envelop the senses. Lemon confit, marzipan and white flowers are some of the many aromas and flavors that open in the glass. The S&B is the most forthcoming of the Sandhi Chardonnays. I loved it. -- Antonio Galloni  
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  
WE 94
Wine Enthusiast, April 2021
Ripe aromas of melon, salted white peach and light caramel are offset by tense lime-pith scents on the nose of this bottling. It's tense and deeply layered in mineral tones on the palate, where oyster-shell and chalk...   Ripe aromas of melon, salted white peach and light caramel are offset by tense lime-pith scents on the nose of this bottling. It's tense and deeply layered in mineral tones on the palate, where oyster-shell and chalk flavors meet with lemon-pith and toast tones. MATT KETTMANN  
WS 91
Wine Spectator, June 2021
Powerfully crunchy, with plenty of savory accents to the lemongrass and green apple flavors. Fresh finish has a minerally snap. Drink now through 2023. 1,737 cases made. — KM
Category Description
Color & Type White
Varietal Chardonnay
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region Central Coast
Appellation Santa Barbara
Sub-appellation Santa Ynez Valley
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 12.5%
Closure Cork