A stunning example of a classic, cool-climate Chardonnay. Sourced from the prestigious La Rinconada Vineyard in the Santa Rita Hills AVA of California, this wine displays a beautiful balance of fruit and minerality. On the nose, aromas of green apple and lemon zest mingle with notes of flint and wet stone. The palate is crisp and refreshing, with flavors of pear and green apple underscored by a bright acidity and subtle hints of vanilla. The finish is long and clean, leaving behind a lingering impression of lemon-lime zest. Overall, this wine is a must-try for Chardonnay lovers seeking a refreshing, complex wine.
Sanford Winery is a renowned pioneer of cool-climate wine from the Sta. Rita Hills, north of Santa Barbera. The legendary Sanford & Benedict vineyard was planted in 1971 by Richard Sanford and Michael Benedict, and from the very first vintages they produced highly acclaimed wines of great complexity. In 1980, the team of Michael Benedict and Richard Sanford would go their separate ways. Richard Sanford continued to make the wines, and subsequently planted the La Rinconada vineyard adjacent to the original vineyard. In 2002, the Terlato family became partners, by 2007 they bought the entire vineyard and have been making exceptional wines from these two sustainably cultivated Cru vineyards ever since. The vineyards and winery are certified by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance. This is a stunning Californian estate, and we are proud to be a stockist of these iconic wines.