Sandhi Santa Rita Hills Chardonnay 2021 750ml
Generous flavors of ripe stone fruits, lemon and red apple mingle with a vibrant acidity shining thru. A medium-bodied wine with structure and depth displaying purity as well as some complex notes nuttiness, integrated oak, white tea and a mouthwatering finish.
Debra, California Chardonnay Wine Buyer
Alder Yarrow writes: Pale gold. Smells of slightly resinous lemon peel and lemon curd. Bright lemon-peel and lemon-curd flavours mix with pink grapefruit and toasted bread. Wonderfully saline notes linger with lemon peel in the finish. Crystalline and gorgeous. - Jancis Robinson 17.5
Anna Lee C. Iijima: Tasted at the beginning of 2023, a reductive quality was still obscuring bright, penetrating green apple and kiwi flavours with a smoky, earthen veil. Still, it's a gorgeously sleek, richly textured wine with a pulsating core of acidity and salty mineral intensity. - Decanter 95
James Suckling writes: Lovely texture and density, showing dried apple, fresh ginger and pastry dough. Layered, with phenolic tension. Drink or hold. - James Suckling 94
Antonio Galloni writes: The 2021 Chardonnay (Sta. Rita Hills) is terrific. Citrus confit, white flowers, almond, chamomile and dried herbs all run through this super-expressive Chardonnay. There's a touch of phenolic intensity, along with a kiss of reduction, that add character. Almost all of this fruit is now estate. - Vinous 91
MaryAnn Worobiec writes: Complex and seamless, there's plenty to admire in this white wine. Shows spiced, poached pear, dried apple, grilled lemon and fresh tangerine flavors that are juicy and generous, with details of sage, white pepper and toasted sesame seed on the finish. Drink now. - Wine Spectator 92