2013 Sandhi Sanford & Benedict Chardonnay
The grapes for this wine come from the original 1971 plantings at Sanford & Benedict, the very first plantings in the Sta. Rita Hills. Having access to these 42-year-old vines is an incredible gift, providing fruit of rare complexity, richness and distinction.
The wine is aromatically complex with notes of ripe meyer lemon, key lime, almond skin, dried ginger and apricot, and subtle hints of jasmine and fresh mint. The complexity of the old vines is most evident on the palate as its broad, exotic, and persistent texture carry through this full and restrained wine to its finish.