Sandhi Wines Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay 2013

Ratings on Delectable

Tom Casagrande Delectable Pro

This is clearly intended to portray a Burgundian profile. And it largely succeeds. The Chablis-like nose has wet stony earth and apply fruit. Crisp acids. Minerally flavors. The problem — and this is a problem I see whenever someone in a region with abundant sunshine actively tries to rein in the ripeness by picking early — is that by picking before the time when nature gives you the ripeness IT wants, the wines somehow lack depth and feel a little “clipped.” So, in sum, I like this, but it lacks the depth to be profound.

This is clearly intended to portray a Burgundian profile. And it largely succeeds. The Chablis-like nose has wet stony earth and apply fruit. Crisp acids. Minerally flavors. The problem — and this is a problem I see whenever someone in a region with abundant sunshine actively tries to rein in the ripeness by picking early — is that by picking before the time when nature gives you the ripeness IT wants, the wines somehow lack depth and feel a little “clipped.” So, in sum, I like this, but it lacks the depth to be profound.

8.9

Patrick Hu

A lot of malolactic. Great acidic finish.

A lot of malolactic. Great acidic finish.

9.2

Chris Grimm

So good. Saline and delicious. Has more body than Chablis, but it checks a lot of those boxes.

So good. Saline and delicious. Has more body than Chablis, but it checks a lot of those boxes.

9.2

Aaron Rankin

Yep, it's, err, balanced

Yep, it's, err, balanced

9.2

Dorit Handrus

Finish redeems. Tight, candied lemon pith makes up for the toasty, coconut and vanilla of new oak up front. Something tying start and finish together would take this further.

Finish redeems. Tight, candied lemon pith makes up for the toasty, coconut and vanilla of new oak up front. Something tying start and finish together would take this further.

8.8

Jason Somerville

Revised downward: turned apple on the palate having been opened for a while. Exceptional Chardonnay. Smells like an old world Burgundy on the nose and follows through on the palate. Presents strong lemon flavors without even a hint of butter. A little more acidic and tart than I would like, but these characteristics will likely soften with age.

Revised downward: turned apple on the palate having been opened for a while. Exceptional Chardonnay. Smells like an old world Burgundy on the nose and follows through on the palate. Presents strong lemon flavors without even a hint of butter. A little more acidic and tart than I would like, but these characteristics will likely soften with age.

8.9

Lee Quessy

Love this wine!!

Love this wine!!

9.3

Kate Stromberg Delectable Pro

#ipob

#ipob

9.2

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    Los Angeles, CA 90038

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