sandhi, bentrock chardonnay, sta. rita hills 2012

sandhi, bentrock chardonnay, sta. rita hills 2012
WINE ENTHUSIAST
94
WINE SPECTATOR
91

Critics' Scores

  • WINE ENTHUSIAST
    94
    Wine Enthusiast

    Rajat Parr’s single-vineyard expression may be the priciest white wine in the region, but it does impress, with aromas of lemon curd, limestone and macadamia-nut mousse. There’s just the right combination of oak, fruit and acid on the palate, with flavors of sea salt, yellow flowers and a pinch of cinnamon.

  • WINE SPECTATOR
    91
    Wine Spectator

    Shows off generous ripe apple, melon and white nectarine flavors that are sharply focused, juicy and lively, ending with a long, mouthwatering aftertaste. Drink now through 2022. 430 cases made.

  • ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
    93
    Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

    The 2012 Chardonnay Bent Rock Sta. Rita Hills is a stunning effort that has fantastic tension and focus in its mineral-laced citrus peel, stone fruits, warm spice and brioche-styled aromas and flavors. As with all of the Sandhi releases, it has fabulous purity of fruit and a layered, lightly textured, silky feel. It too should drink nicely through 2019, although I see no need to hold off.

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