2015 Sandhi Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay
Vintage after vintage, this bottling has been the insider’s favorite. As the home for declassified single vineyard fruit, the wine is vinified with the same level of detail as our vineyard designate bottlings.
The 2015 bottling bespeaks its warm growing season with bright, eye-opening aromas of lemon pith, almond skin, crushed white rock, and oyster shells. From such a lifted nose, the palate is surprisingly unctuous. There is an alluring heft to the wine that carries with it flavors of meyer lemon custard and roasted pine nuts.