Sandhi chardonnay sanford benedict

Chardonnay, Sanford & Benedict 2012

Sandhi

The 2012 is a softer version of the 2011 with high tones of lemon meringue, seaweed and coriander. The wine is taught with mouth-watering acidity.

Country:
USA
Region:
Santa Barbara County
Appellation/ava:
Santa Rita Hills
Vineyard designation:
Sanford & Benedict Vineyard
Vintage:
2012
Wine type:
White
Grape:
Chardonnay
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
93

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Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Alcohol percentage:
12.9
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
830

Reviews

  • "93 points. 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 has medium-bodied richness, solid mid-palate depth and bright acidity. It should be at its best from 2015-2019." (Wine Advocate)
  • "Top 100 Wine of 2014! Sandhi’s 2012s were strong across the board, but there’s still no beating this effort from the 41-year-old Sanford & Benedict plot — a reminder that it’s arguably among the top handful of sites for Chardonnay in the New World. Winemaker Sashi Moorman found a herbal focus to the deeply textured tree-fruit flavors, with citrus pith and of course that bright, shocking white mineral presence this vineyard brings forward." (Jon Bonné, San Francisco Chronicle)

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