Sanford & Benedict Vineyard Chardonnay

United States, California



From a portion of the original plantings dating back to 1971, making these the oldest vines in the Sta. Rita Hills. Thin soils, lots of shale and chert and gently north facing.
Sanford & Benedict Vineyard Chardonnay is available for purchase in increments of 1
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Case format: 6

Appellation: 0

Regulated designation: 0

Length of aging: 0

Bottle Size: 750ml

Closure type: Cork

Varietal: Chardonnay

Style: Dry

Body: Full-Bodied White Wine

Region: United States, California

Colour: White

Vintage: 2018

Rating: 90+

95 DC


This Chardonnay is sourced from the same blocks, and crafted alongside, Justin Willett's bottling for Tyler Winery. It goes to barrel with less gross lees than the Tyler iteration, sees more battonage, as well as a longer elevage in a combination of 500l, 350l and 228l barrels. The result is an interesting conundrum of a more textural and weighty wine but one that simultaneously comes across as more subtle in flavour, and has an almost ghostly, ethereal finish. Recommend to stock up but sit on for two years or so. Drinking window: 2020-2035. Score - 95.

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