Sandhi Wines

Santa Barbara County Chardonnay

9.177 ratings
9.120 pro ratings
Santa Barbara County, Central Coast, California, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Lauren Vance

Buyer Whole Foods Market Oakland

9.5

The back of the label reads "what I dream of is an art of balance" and superior balance is what they have achieved. Nose is ripe and rich, with new aromas on every sip. Lemon curd on warm brioche, backing minerality and traces of vanilla & white florals. Palate shows laces of malo, adding a rich velvety aspect to the firm acidity and ripe fruit. Extremely savory and refreshing. Favorite CA chard.

The back of the label reads "what I dream of is an art of balance" and superior balance is what they have achieved. Nose is ripe and rich, with new aromas on every sip. Lemon curd on warm brioche, backing minerality and traces of vanilla & white florals. Palate shows laces of malo, adding a rich velvety aspect to the firm acidity and ripe fruit. Extremely savory and refreshing. Favorite CA chard.

2 people found it helpfulJul 17th, 2016
Alder Yarrow

Wine Blogger Vinography

8.9

Very pretty and lean lemon curd and wet stones.

Very pretty and lean lemon curd and wet stones.

1 person found it helpfulMar 6th, 2015
Wolfgang Weber

Zip! Bang! Pop! Whee!

Zip! Bang! Pop! Whee!

1 person found it helpfulJan 9th, 2015
Erik Helms

Sommelier/Wine & Beer Buyer Whole Foods Oakland

9.3

A really enjoyable Chardonnay with minimal oak impact (10 months, used). Drinks really clean and zippy, with excellent acidity. Fruit leans more towards citrus rather then tree fruit. Fresh and zesty with lime, lemon, and orange blossoms. Oak nuance complements without overpowering the purity.

A really enjoyable Chardonnay with minimal oak impact (10 months, used). Drinks really clean and zippy, with excellent acidity. Fruit leans more towards citrus rather then tree fruit. Fresh and zesty with lime, lemon, and orange blossoms. Oak nuance complements without overpowering the purity.

Jul 13th, 2016
Christian Broder

GM/Sommelier The Social Wine Company

9.1

Perennial fav. Would love to see where it goes if I had the patience to save one.

Perennial fav. Would love to see where it goes if I had the patience to save one.

May 2nd, 2016
Michael Chelus

Apple, pithy lemon, honey, buttery oak and limestone. Good acidity and balance.

Apple, pithy lemon, honey, buttery oak and limestone. Good acidity and balance.

Apr 21st, 2016
Christopher Bates

Master Sommelier, Owner/Winemaker Element Winery

9.2

Really well made. Bright, pure, clean and salty!

Really well made. Bright, pure, clean and salty!

Mar 6th, 2016
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

8.8

Best value in domestic Chardonnay I know of!

Best value in domestic Chardonnay I know of!

Oct 31st, 2015
Casey Curbow

Sales Associate Windsor Wine Merchants

8.7

I'd say subtle, but could maybe say muted. I'd say nuanced, but could maybe say stagnant. I'd say New California, but could maybe say a shadow of its inspiration.

I'd say subtle, but could maybe say muted. I'd say nuanced, but could maybe say stagnant. I'd say New California, but could maybe say a shadow of its inspiration.

Jun 23rd, 2015
Christopher Bates

Master Sommelier, Owner/Winemaker Element Winery

9.4

Wonderful wine! Great job...

Wonderful wine! Great job...

Jun 21st, 2015