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Sandhi Chardonnay Rita`s Crown Vineyard 2010, 750mL (WA94, ST93) from The BPW - Merchants of rare and fine wines.

Sandhi Chardonnay Rita`s Crown Vineyard

750mL

Vintage: 2010
Region: US
Appellation: Santa Rita Hills, Santa Barbara

WA94, ST93
Rated 94 points by Robert Parker`s Wine Advocate: `The 2010 Chardonnay Rita`s Crown wraps around the palate with gorgeous layers of deep, resonant fruit. This is slightly richer and riper than the Bien Nacido, but remains a wine predominantly built on superb textural elegance. The high elevation of this site helps to balance some of the wine`s more overt leanings. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018.` -- Antonio Galloni in the Wine AdvocateAdditional Notes from the Wine Advocate: `Sandhi is one of the most exciting new projects in California. The brainchild of investor Charles Banks, sommelier Rajat Parr and winemaker Sashi Moorman, Sandhi excels with cool-climate Chardonnays and Pinots from some of Santa Barbara`s top sites. Things change in California at a much faster pace than is common in other parts of the world. Investor-backed projects like Sandhi often have short lives. I hope that won`t be the case here because Banks, Parr and Moorman are on to something truly special. It is quite conceivable that within a few years the Sandi Chardonnays and Pinots could become reference point, benchmark wines for Santa Barbara, and California, for that matter. The overall approach at Sandhi focuses on picking on the early side. Parr and Moorman describe the 2010 Pinot harvest as a sunny vintage that required a short cold soak and more punchdowns than normal, while 2011 was a much more classic year that they handled with no cold soak, short fermentations and pumpovers, but no punchdowns. The 2011 Pinots, which I tasted from barrel, are shaping up very nicely and include the first wines from Wenzlau and La Encantada. The 2011 Chardonnays were harder to read than the Pinots, so it will be interesting to see what direction they take over the next year or so.`


$43.00

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Sandhi Chardonnay Rita`s Crown Vineyard

750mL

Vintage: 2010
Region: US
Appellation: Santa Rita Hills, Santa Barbara

WA94, ST93
Rated 94 points by Robert Parker`s Wine Advocate: `The 2010 Chardonnay Rita`s Crown wraps around the palate with gorgeous layers of deep, resonant fruit. This is slightly richer and riper than the Bien Nacido, but remains a wine predominantly built on superb textural elegance. The high elevation of this site helps to balance some of the wine`s more overt leanings. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018.` -- Antonio Galloni in the Wine AdvocateAdditional Notes from the Wine Advocate: `Sandhi is one of the most exciting new projects in California. The brainchild of investor Charles Banks, sommelier Rajat Parr and winemaker Sashi Moorman, Sandhi excels with cool-climate Chardonnays and Pinots from some of Santa Barbara`s top sites. Things change in California at a much faster pace than is common in other parts of the world. Investor-backed projects like Sandhi often have short lives. I hope that won`t be the case here because Banks, Parr and Moorman are on to something truly special. It is quite conceivable that within a few years the Sandi Chardonnays and Pinots could become reference point, benchmark wines for Santa Barbara, and California, for that matter. The overall approach at Sandhi focuses on picking on the early side. Parr and Moorman describe the 2010 Pinot harvest as a sunny vintage that required a short cold soak and more punchdowns than normal, while 2011 was a much more classic year that they handled with no cold soak, short fermentations and pumpovers, but no punchdowns. The 2011 Pinots, which I tasted from barrel, are shaping up very nicely and include the first wines from Wenzlau and La Encantada. The 2011 Chardonnays were harder to read than the Pinots, so it will be interesting to see what direction they take over the next year or so.`


$43.00

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