2019 Sanford & Benedict Chardonnay
The vines' 48th vintage and Sandhi's 11th 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 2019 Chardonnay Sanford & Benedict is a gorgeous captivating wine endowed with striking aromatics and tons of sheer character. Lemon confit, marzipan, white flowers and tangerine oil all grace this compelling, highly nuanced Chardonnay. What stands out most is the wine's translucent personality, often a feature of wines made from the early 1970s own-rooted blocks at S&B." -Antonio Galloni, Vinous October 2021