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2018 Sandhi Wines Patterson Vineyard Chardonnay

Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from a distributor

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RATINGS

95Vinous / IWC

...dazzling from the very first taste. The aromatics alone are breathtaking. Beautifully layered and so articulate... Lemon confit, marzipan and light tropical accents all add to its allure.

94+ The Wine Advocate

...lovely aromas of warm pears with notes of hazelnut, elderflower and honey. The medium-bodied palate is silky and savory, laced with mineral notes and bright freshness and finishing long, layered and energetic.

REGION

United States, California, South Coast, Santa Barbara County, Santa Rita Hills

Santa Rita Hills AVA in northern Santa Barbara County was granted appellation status in 2001. Located between the towns of Lompoc and Buellton, it has a total area of 30,720 acres with 2,700 vineyard acres. The area is considered a cool climate for vineyards, so vineyards are most often planted with the cool-weather grapes Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The hills in the western part of this appellation are directly exposed to the Pacific Ocean, meaning that maritime winds and fog make the western edge of the Santa Rita Hills AVA particularly cool. The Sanford & Benedict Vineyard planted in 1971 was the first vineyard in the district and is still considered one of the best.

TYPE

White Wine, Chardonnay

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.