Sandhi Central Coast Chardonnay 2019

Synopsis, Our Opinion: A cutting edge example in the changing world of California Chardonnay.

Producer/Winery: Sandhi Vintners; Orcutt, California.

Grape Variety: Chardonnay.

Geographic Appellation, Region, Country: Central Coast, California.

Vintage: 2019

Price: $22.00 (with a club discount)

Purchased From: Sandhi Wines; Lompoc, California.

Paired With: Salmon in cream sauce with pasta, peas and Parmesan cheese.


    Chilled before drinking. Clear, very pale wheat straw color. Faint green apple and citrus aromas. Smooth entry, very slightly creamy, zesty, and fresh mouthfeel, medium to full body and a 100-grit texture. Spicy, unripe melon, and lemon flavors. Plenty of crisp acidity and a long zesty and slightly bitter finish. WOW an unusual Chardonnay from Sandhi. Quite refreshing, loaded with fresh acidity, lots of zing and a hard sandstone mineral taste, but not like traditional California Chardonnay or what we expected. It was a very tight, green Chardonnay that lost most traces of California and is breaking stereotype boundaries of “New World” Chardonnay. We expected a Chardonnay similar to Sandhi’s Sandhi Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay 2016, but this goes way beyond that. We called it a cutting edge example in the changing world of California Chardonnay.

Sashi Moorman and Rajat Parr
Photo from Skurnik Wines.
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Alcohol Content: 13%

Closure: Uncovered 45mm reconstructed cork.

UPC Code: 8 60003 34760 7

Imported by: Not applicable.