Chanin Sanford & Benedict Chardonnay 2016 - 750ml

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94pts Jeb Dunnuck

From a site on the southern end of the Sta. Rita Hills, the 2016 Chardonnay Sanford & Benedict Vineyard has slightly more density and weight compared to the Bien Nacido, with buttered orchard fruits, pineapple and spice aromas and flavors. Medium to full-bodied, beautifully textured, and layered, it's another beautiful wine that will keep for a decade or more.

93pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

The 2016 Chardonnay Sanford & Benedict Vineyard reveals a lovely nose of fresh apples, pear, buttered popcorn, and struck match. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied and silky, more giving than the Bien Nacido, with a layered mid-palate and good depth and length. A lovely Chardonnay from this historic Sta. Rita Hills vineyard site.

93pts Vinous, Antonio Galloni

The 2016 Chardonnay Sanford & Benedict Vineyard is the most expressive of these three Chardonnays today. Light tropical notes, baked apple, vanillin and yellow orchard fruit all fill out the wine's ample frame effortlessly. Wonderfully creamy and seductive, with a gorgeous sense of translucency, the 2016 is terrific.

Winemaker's Notes

The 2016 Chardonnay Sanford & Benedict Vineyard reveals a lovely nose of fresh apples, pear, buttered popcorn, and struck match. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied and silky, more giving than the Bien Nacido, with a layered mid-palate and good depth and length. A lovely Chardonnay from this historic Sta. Rita Hills vineyard site.