The site at Bentrock benefits from a marginal climate and unique soils, allowing Sandhi to produce amazingly concentrated fruit for this stunningly gorgeous Chardonnay.
In his recent review of the Sandhi wines, Antonio Galloni said: ‘It is quite conceivable that within a few years the Sandhi Chardonnays and Pinots could become reference point, benchmark wines for Santa Barbara, and ...Learn more
“Rajat Parr and winemaker Sashi Moorman are behind this refreshing wine with bright acidity, seamless oak and a nose of toasted coconut. Round and classy, it has great flavour intensity considering its modest alcohol level, and it compares well with a Meursault. The six-year-old Bentrock vineyard is on the southwestern edge of cool Sta Rita Hills. ”
“Silex and very far west so lots of marine influence. Broad and approachable with very marked acidity. For the moment quite challenging but it should come right eventually.”
“The 2016 Chardonnay Bentrock has all the potential to develop into something truly special. Intense and powerful, but also quite fresh because of the north-facing orientation of this block, the Bentrock has a lot to offer. Time in the glass fleshes out the wine nicely, but the best is yet to come.”