2018 Sanford & Benedict Chardonnay Magnum
The vines' 47th vintage and Sandhi's 10th vintage. With each year there is a renewed appreciation and reverence for this pioneering site, first planted in 1971. Without Sanford & Benedict, there may not be a Bentrock. The wisdom of Richard Sanford passes to Jim Clendenen (Au Bon Climat) and now to us.
The 2018 Sanford & Benedict Chardonnay leads with an inviting nose of meyer lemon confit over fresh floral aromas of chamomile and a whisper of crushed rock. The palate is delineated and focused, with good persistence towards a lengthy finish.