Sandhi Wines

Rita's Crown Chardonnay

9.126 ratings
9.112 pro ratings
Sta. Rita Hills, Central Coast, California, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Tony Botello

Vineyard Babcock, Hospitality Tyler Winery,

9.1

Tony had this 5 years ago

Tony had this 5 years ago

1 person found it helpfulApr 30th, 2015
August Deimel

My first Sandhi wine. Lives up to the hype. Acid this FLX boy can love.

My first Sandhi wine. Lives up to the hype. Acid this FLX boy can love.

1 person found it helpfulJul 3rd, 2014
Marc On

Writer Originalverkorkt, Lobenbergs Gute Weine

9.3

Well done @Rajat Parr & @Sashi Moorman! What a acid management. Crispy, fresh and salty. Everything I love in a good Chardonnay. The only question is: Will this wine get more complexity after some cellaring. I wish so.

Well done @Rajat Parr & @Sashi Moorman! What a acid management. Crispy, fresh and salty. Everything I love in a good Chardonnay. The only question is: Will this wine get more complexity after some cellaring. I wish so.

Oct 9th, 2015
Ezra Chomak

Showing beautifully from magnum. Bright, zippy, and layered with minerality.

Showing beautifully from magnum. Bright, zippy, and layered with minerality.

Feb 23rd, 2015
Alex Alvärëz

Good and lean but nothing revelatory.

Good and lean but nothing revelatory.

Oct 6th, 2014
Tom Higgins

Owner/Winemaker Heart & Hands Wine Company

10

Amazing wine! Layers of brioche and fresh lemon pastry on the nose continue through to the palate. Hints of butter show up on the tongue - but shining through is the focused acid core with still a softness to the finish. Could drink this all day!

Amazing wine! Layers of brioche and fresh lemon pastry on the nose continue through to the palate. Hints of butter show up on the tongue - but shining through is the focused acid core with still a softness to the finish. Could drink this all day!

Jun 18th, 2014
Aaron Rankin

In youth this is a sharp as can be with a bright lemon lime freshness. 8 years of age have converted this from Chablis to White Burg, with a beautiful, round butterscotch and Meyer lemon. Day two: white flowers, delicate perfume, gun flint.

In youth this is a sharp as can be with a bright lemon lime freshness. 8 years of age have converted this from Chablis to White Burg, with a beautiful, round butterscotch and Meyer lemon. Day two: white flowers, delicate perfume, gun flint.

May 15th, 2020
Aaron Rankin

Oldest Sandhi I’ve tried and just lovely. This has plenty of life left.

Oldest Sandhi I’ve tried and just lovely. This has plenty of life left.

Mar 13th, 2020
James Herron

Raj is da best

Raj is da best

Nov 22nd, 2015
Lee Quessy

Just visited this vineyard in September. Would have guessed a warmer vintage Puligny Montrachet in a blind. 12.6% alcohol. Beautiful!

Just visited this vineyard in September. Would have guessed a warmer vintage Puligny Montrachet in a blind. 12.6% alcohol. Beautiful!

Oct 25th, 2015