White

2012 Sandhi Wines Chardonnay Santa Barbara County

Chardonnay

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Santa Barbara County
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Community Tasting Notes 37

  • DoubleMagnum Likes this wine: 93 points

    November 29, 2020 - This went from Villages Chablis three years ago to Premier Cru Puligny today. Definitely worth the wait. The focus, the precision, the density and delineation. Wow. I was impressed. There's some development, some honeycomb, a little bit of hazelnut but the acid makes it even more vibrant than I remember. It's also gained some weight but it's all muscle. I'd love to blind a few people with this bottle. I think they'll be very surprised. Drink now or in the short term. I doubt it can get any better.

  • Anonymous wrote:

    March 4, 2018 - Rich but with good acid, grip and salinity. Better than the previous bottle that I had on 1/6.

  • Anonymous wrote:

    January 6, 2018 - Bigger and more ripe than I'm accustomed to for Sandhi. I guess '12 was a ripe vintage for all of CA. Good wine but I prefer to have it with food - a rich dish.

  • DoubleMagnum Likes this wine: 91 points

    May 10, 2017 - I agree with the prior reviews. This is a cool climate - old world styled wine, with medium-high acid, some minerality, very dry but with some volume. Reminds me of a village Chablis. I think it has a lot of potential to age. I will keep my last bottle for another 3 years at least to see where this goes.

  • flyinburrito Likes this wine:

    September 29, 2016 - Exponentially better than the last bottle most likely due to giving it a bit more time in bottle. Reminiscent of a bracing Chablis 1er with zesty natural acidity with richer lemon flavors rounding out the finish. Very nice!

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  • By Richard Jennings
    3/10/2014 (link) 91 points

    (Sandhi Wines Chardonnay Santa Barbara County) Pale yellow color; tart pear, ripe apple nose; tasty, light-medium bodied, tart pear palate with near medium acidity; medium-plus finish (11 months in neutral oak) 91+ points

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type White
  • Producer Sandhi Wines
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Santa Barbara County

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 70 (36%)
  • Consumed 127 (64%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Baked or Roasted Chicken, Fritto Misto, grilled scallops, Lobster, ratatouille, Salad, White Fish

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