Sandhi Wines

Sanford & Benedict Chardonnay

9.030 ratings
9.015 pro ratings
Sta. Rita Hills, Central Coast, California, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Big Bob Dillon aka G-Somm

I've been looking for this for a while and it did not disappoint, balanced ,rich but not heavy , great job!

I've been looking for this for a while and it did not disappoint, balanced ,rich but not heavy , great job!

Nov 23rd, 2015
Mark Freund

Wow! Would swear this was a premier cru Puligny. Exotic, rich, limey, minerally greatness. So good. Find it and buy it if you can!

Wow! Would swear this was a premier cru Puligny. Exotic, rich, limey, minerally greatness. So good. Find it and buy it if you can!

Aug 29th, 2015
Scott T

VP/Senior Wine Specialist Christie's

8.7

v2012

v2012

May 29th, 2015
Yoon Ha

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

9.0

A nice wine that drinks like a fruity St. Aubin.

A nice wine that drinks like a fruity St. Aubin.

May 28th, 2015
Cara Patricia

GM/Partner/Head Sommelier at Les Clos San Francisco

8.9

Could benefit from a good decanting. Very generous fruit.

Could benefit from a good decanting. Very generous fruit.

May 4th, 2015
Julia Weinberg

Sharing the california sunshine with the #saveur crew. Tasting deeelish @Rajat Parr!

Sharing the california sunshine with the #saveur crew. Tasting deeelish @Rajat Parr!

Feb 3rd, 2015
Mark Lindzy

Much richer than the Santa Barbara, older and better vines I'm told.

Much richer than the Santa Barbara, older and better vines I'm told.

Nov 20th, 2014
Jeremy Noye

CEO Morrell & Company

9.8

Needed to start the week off right.

Needed to start the week off right.

Jul 1st, 2014
Tom Higgins

Owner/Winemaker Heart & Hands Wine Company

7.1

Low level TCA on the nose was overwhelming the fruit. Lemon pie and tight acid on the palate. Disappointing result from what was probably a well constructed wine.

Low level TCA on the nose was overwhelming the fruit. Lemon pie and tight acid on the palate. Disappointing result from what was probably a well constructed wine.

Jun 18th, 2014
Chris England

II’ve loved all the Sandhi 2012 range of whites & this £65 S&B is superb 👍 Paired with enough curry to get a small village going regular for a week 🤣 💨 sorry I didn’t take pics of that feast 😁

📍 Sandhi Sandford & Benedict Santa Rita Hills Chardonnay 2012 @sandhiwines

🏵 94 points

🍷 Golden yellow

👃 Chopped pineapple, crushed rock mineral, lemon oil, key lime pie, honey gloop & white jasmine flowers w/ light oak, vanilla & apple

👄 Med+ body of creamy refreshing clean tropical & citrus yummyness without being overly syrupy & a hit of green apple, pineapple, honey & minerality in med acidity

🎯 Med+ fresh apple, citrus & tropical trickle w/ a dry mineral honeyed pineapple slapette

II’ve loved all the Sandhi 2012 range of whites & this £65 S&B is superb 👍 Paired with enough curry to get a small village going regular for a week 🤣 💨 sorry I didn’t take pics of that feast 😁

📍 Sandhi Sandford & Benedict Santa Rita Hills Chardonnay 2012 @sandhiwines

🏵 94 points

🍷 Golden yellow

👃 Chopped pineapple, crushed rock mineral, lemon oil, key lime pie, honey gloop & white jasmine flowers w/ light oak, vanilla & apple

👄 Med+ body of creamy refreshing clean tropical & citrus yummyness without being overly syrupy & a hit of green apple, pineapple, honey & minerality in med acidity

🎯 Med+ fresh apple, citrus & tropical trickle w/ a dry mineral honeyed pineapple slapette

Feb 17th, 2019