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 Vintage2010 Label 1 of 7 
TypeWhite
ProducerSandhi Wines (web)
VarietyChardonnay
Designationn/a
VineyardSanford & Benedict
CountryUSA
RegionCalifornia
SubRegionCentral Coast
AppellationSta. Rita Hills

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2013 and 2016 (based on 3 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 92.3 pts. and median of 92 pts. in 15 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Jbird73 on 7/13/2015 & rated 92 points: Opened another to give a "check-up" on this one. It is maybe a tick below what I remember...perhaps I'm just drinking better these days. No matter what this is still a great bottle of wine to me and if really enjoyable. Still has that sharp acidity at the beginning but receded more quickly than before (about an hour of air time). This seems like plenty of life left but also drinking very well right now too. (120 views)
 Tasted by drrobvino on 1/23/2015 & rated 91 points: Rich nose of ripe lemon, flowers, honey, steel and chalk. Palate is med+ in body, creamy lemon and tart pear flavors, with a seed/woody pit sensation and a nice mineral concentration. There is a med+ finish showing some tangerine sweetness full of energy and poise.
This Chard is drinking nicely now, but will probably further improve with another year in bottle, and drink well through 2018. (561 views)
 Tasted by floydtp on 4/5/2014 & rated 93 points: Liquid Farm / Chard Double Blind- Dallas (Classic Wine Storage- Dallas): Wine #11 in a line up of 15 blind chards (preceded by Wilde Farm Brosseau 2012. The nose of floral, honeysuckle and lemons. More of the same on the palate with the addition of some spice that carries through the medium plus length finish. Very little oak influence. Medium acidity. Really enjoyed this one. (1371 views)
 Tasted by Jbird73 on 11/15/2013 & rated 93 points: Same rating but this time I corked half the bottle for 3 days (back in cellar to stay cool) and it was magnificent still. Some of the crisp zingy acidity had receded and the feel of the wine was more silky and smooth but the finish was even better and quite simply still a great chardonnay at a fair price! (1503 views)
 Tasted by paydon9 on 8/3/2013: Fairly pale gold-yellow. Nose offers pear, honey, light floral notes and some buttered toast. Great mouth feel with lemony citrus leading the way for a medium-long finish heavy on the mineral/stone side. Simply put, delicious. (1574 views)
 Tasted by rossi.wine on 6/27/2013 & rated 91 points: Quite old-world in style with an excellent intriguing oaky nose, buttery, great ripe notes of fruit. Really fresh on the palate, a bit too much for my taste, spicy, white stone fruit... finishes quite tangy and acidic but still very nice. (1689 views)
 Tasted by Jbird73 on 3/9/2013 & rated 93 points: Light to medium straw color in the glass. Nose is full of green fruits and very inviting. The mouthfeel is where this wine comes alive. Bright acidity that even hits at the front of the tongue. Phenomenal mid palate concentration and a lovely finish. The balance is great. I really really like this wine. Paired great with some grilled halibut with grilled yellow orange and red peppers. Absolutely the opposite of the old school buttery California Chardonnay. This is one of my favorite white wines in some time. (1659 views)
 Tasted by Biggsy on 2/14/2013 & rated 92 points: Noticeable more golden coloured than the Santa Barbera and the Bent Rock. Quite a delicate restrained nose. Good poise with zippy acidity and a little grip but huge density of flavour. Very long through the palate with notes of candied lemon and a dominant, and very tasty, salted popcorn flavour. Excellent. (1214 views)
 Tasted by MattMauldin on 1/31/2013 & rated 93 points: Tasting at The Watering Hole- Sandhi & other Terroir Selections (Los Olivos, CA): Light gold in the glass. Hints of creme fraiche & butter toffee, tropical fruit and melon charms the bouquet. Silky & bright palate with earth and mineral influence along with bright citrus & melon and hints of spice. Beautifully sleek on the palate with a full breathy finish. Outstanding. (1302 views)
 Tasted by ErikMercier on 11/19/2012 & rated 92 points: The nose has hints of caramel, peanut brittle, salted popcorn and baked pear. The palate is almost velvety, balanced by a tingling acidity. The profile and weight are all truly Californian, but the restraint and nuance seem much more old world. (953 views)
 Tasted by Chains1966 on 11/4/2012 & rated 94 points: Pears, granny smith apples and crushed rock. This baby taste's like it is from Burgundy not the hills of California. As it warms a touch of tartness but nice not overwhelming!! Very Good Bravo Rajat and Sashi!! (1050 views)
 Tasted by Richard Jennings on 3/19/2012 & rated 91 points: 2012 In Pursuit of Balance Tasting (Julia Morgan Ballroom, Merchants Exchange Building, San Francisco, California): Light yellow color; floral, ripe lemon, orange blossom nose; creamy textured, tart citrus, mineral palate; medium-plus finish 91+ points (2781 views)

Professional 'Channels'
By Julia Harding, MW
JancisRobinson.com (9/30/2013)
(Sandhi, Sanford & Benedict Chardonnay Sta Rita Hills White) Subscribe to see review text.
By Jancis Robinson, MW
JancisRobinson.com (2/12/2013)
(Sandhi, Sanford & Benedict Chardonnay Sta Rita Hills White) Subscribe to see review text.
By Jancis Robinson, MW
JancisRobinson.com (2/12/2013)
(Sandhi, Sanford & Benedict Chardonnay Sta Rita Hills White) Subscribe to see review text.
By Josh Raynolds
Vinous, November/December 2012, IWC Issue #165
(Sandhi Wines Chardonnay Sanford & Benedict Vineyard Sta. Rita Hills) Subscribe to see review text.
By Antonio Galloni
Vinous, California's Central Coast: Better than Ever (Aug 2012)
(Sandhi Chardonnay Sanford & Benedict Sta. Rita Hills) Subscribe to see review text.
By Jancis Robinson, MW
JancisRobinson.com (5/7/2012)
(Sandhi, Sanford & Benedict Chardonnay Sta Rita Hills White) Subscribe to see review text.
By Richard Jennings
RJonWine.com (3/19/2012)
(Sandhi Wines Chardonnay Sanford & Benedict) Light yellow color; floral, ripe lemon, orange blossom nose; creamy textured, tart citrus, mineral palate; medium-plus finish 91+ points  91 points
NOTE: Scores and reviews are the property of JancisRobinson.com and Vinous and RJonWine.com. (manage subscription channels)

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