2014 Sandhi Rita's Crown Chardonnay | Sandhi Wines | Winestyr

2014 Sandhi Rita's Crown Chardonnay

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Appellation: Sta. Rita Hills AVA

By: Sandhi Wines

In: Lompoc, CA

750mL / 13.5% ABV

Winestyr Review

Rita's Crown is the highest vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills appellation, affording it unencumbered southern exposure for its fruit to ripen ideally. More opulent than Sandhi's Bentrock Vineyard Chardonnay, this wine still maintains the hallmark length and acidity provided by the neighboring Pacific Ocean. What a thrilling, thrilling example.

What We Love

  • Library release
  • High elevation vineyard
  • 93 pts Wine Enthusiast

This may be unmistakably Californian but lovers of Old World Chardonnay will certainly be enticed.

Experience

Sandhi is a small production California winery focusing on select vineyards from the Sta. Rita Hills in Santa Barbara County. Sandhi was founded in 2010 by Rajat Parr, the wine director for Michael Mina Restaurants, and famed winemaker, Sashi Moorman.

Winery

Sandhi is a small production California winery focusing on select vineyards from the Sta. Rita Hills in Santa Barbara County. Sandhi was founded in 2010 by Rajat Parr, the wine director for Michael Mina Restaurants, and winemaker, Sashi Moorman. Sandhi represents a union essential to the production of wine: the collaboration between man, earth, and vine. The willing participation of all three elements is necessary to make great wine, and the winegrower must make this collaboration rich and nourishing for all involved. An understanding of these joint efforts informs Sandhi’s exploration of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines throughout the Santa Barbara County terroir.

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