97pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2020 Chardonnay Patterson Vineyard opens with tempered matchstick-like reduction that gives way to nuanced aromas of baked apples, quince, lemon and lime blossom and toast. The medium-bodied palate strikes a fine balance between satiny, concentrated fruit and focused acidity, and the finish is long, layered and detailed.
96pts Wine Enthusiast
A strong mineral streak of rainy sidewalk and chalk kick off the focused nose of this bottling, which opens ever so slightly toward lime pith, jicama and nectarine. The chiseled stone texture and flavor of the palate is pleasantly relentless, wrapping around the light lime and green-lemon flavors.
92pts Wine Spectator
Juicy acidity and a note of salted caramel mingle with mango, green apple and tangerine flavors at the core of this succulent white, which is vibrant on the finish. Drink now through 2027.
2020 marks the second time Sandhi has bottled a vineyard designate Chardonnay from Patterson Vineyard. Patterson sits high above Sanford & Benedict on a northwest slope. The steep slope and elevation expose the vines to daily wind and fog. This in turn results in the development wonderful flavors at lower potential alcohols. The Patterson Chardonnay is a beautifully layered wine with striking aromatics and a real richness, especially on the mid-palate.