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Sandhi Mt. Carmel Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay 2015


Synopsis, Our Opinion: OUTSTANDING “New California” Chardonnay.

Producer/Winery: Rajat Parr & Sashi Moorman; Arete Wines; Lompoc, California.

Grape Variety: Chardonnay.

Geographic Appellation: Sta. Rita Hills; Central Coast, California.

Vintage: 2015

Price: $38.25 (with a 15% club discount)

Purchased From: Sandhi Wines; Lompoc Wine Ghetto; Lompoc, California.

Paired With: Seared tuna; mashed potatoes and steamed aspargus.

Tasting:

    Chilled before opening. Clear, oat straw color. Strong vanilla, green apple and citrus fruit aromas. Silky smooth, approachable, fresh and refreshing, polished body with a 200-grit texture. Intertwined vanilla, tart apple and lively lime against a background of fresh cut (uncooked) Kieffer pear flavors. With a growing taste at mid-palate it shines with crisp acidity and lots of underlying mineral all the way through a long tart finish that ends with an upturn of vanilla. Absolutely DELICIOUS…fantastic paired with the tuna and scrumptious sipping without food after the dinner. OUTSTANDING “New California” Chardonnay.

    Note: Interested in learning more about Sandhi wines? See Jon Bonné’s book The New California Wine

Mt. Carmel vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills
Photo from the Santa Barbara Independent.

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See also: All our reviews of Sandhi wines.

Alcohol Content: 13%

Closure: Natural cork.

UPC Code: NA

Imported by: NA