Santa Barbara County Chardonnay is a blend from different vineyards located in Santa Maria Valley, Santa Ynez Valley, and Sta. Rita Hills. Vineyard sources include Bien Nacido, Gainey, Zaca Mesa, Rita’s Crown, Wenzlau, Bentrock, Duarita, and Sanford & Benedict. The average vineage is 25 years old. The wine was fermented in used older French oak barrels with ambient yeast and without any other additions (except a little SO2). The wine was aged for 10 months in barrel and finally racked to stainless steel tanks and bottled with a light fining.
Farming Practice: Practicing Organic
International Wine Report- “This Chardonnay from Sandhi is made from a variety of vineyards across Santa Barbara (Santa Maria,Valley, Santa Ynez Valley and Sta. Rita Hills). The vines are average 25 years old. It delivers beautiful aromas of fresh cut apple, white peach, fennel, and mineral. It has great texture and balance with flavors of apple, orange peel, lemon and fresh mineral. This is a fantastic effort that should be enjoyed over the next 5 years. Best 2016-2022. (May 2016)” (91 Pts)