- 90 Punkte WINE ENTHUSIAST: "Bold and expressive, this bursts with cherry, plum, cola and spice flavors. It offers lots of richness that?s brightened with crisp acidity, finishing with streamlined elegance. This is ready to drink over the next 2?3 years."
- Robert Parkers WINE ADVOCATE : "Sandhi?s entry-level 2010 Pinot Noir is a very pretty, delicate wine. Dark cherries, plums, spices and menthol meld together beautifully on a medium-bodied frame. This dark, seductive Pinot is a great introduction to the Sandhi house style. The vineyards in the straight Pinot are Sanford & Benedict and Rita?s Crown, vinified with 50% whole clusters. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018.
Sandhi is one of the most exciting new projects in California. The brainchild of investor Charles Banks, sommelier Rajat Parr and winemaker Sashi Moorman, Sandhi excels with cool-climate Chardonnays and Pinots from some of Santa Barbara?s top sites. Things change in California at a much faster pace than is common in other parts of the world. Investor-backed projects like Sandhi often have short lives. I hope that won?t be the case here because Banks, Parr and Moorman are on to something truly special. It is quite conceivable that within a few years the Sandi Chardonnays and Pinots could become reference point, benchmark wines for Santa Barbara, and California, for that matter. The overall approach at Sandhi focuses on picking on the early side. Parr and Moorman describe the 2010 Pinot harvest as a sunny vintage that required a short cold soak and more punchdowns than normal, while 2011 was a much more classic year that they handled with no cold soak, short fermentations and pumpovers, but no punchdowns. The 2011 Pinots, which I tasted from barrel, are shaping up very nicely and include the first wines from Wenzlau and La Encantada. The 2011 Chardonnays were harder to read than the Pinots, so it will be interesting to see what direction they take over the next year or so."
- 90 Punkte VINOUS Antonio Galloni: "Deep ruby. Pungent, spice-accented aromas of dark berries and cherry, with a hint of smokiness in the background. Bitter cherry and blackberry flavors show very good depth and a faintly medicinal quality on the back end. Finishes with smooth tannins and strong cut, leaving spice and botanical herb notes behind. Pretty serious for an entry-level wine."
|Wine Enthusiast:||90 WE|
|Region:||Santa Rita Hills|
|% vol Alk:||13,5|
|Potenziell allergene Substanzen:||Enthält Sulfite. Kann Spuren von Eiweiß, Gelatine und Milch enthalten.|
|Importeur:||Fine Wine GmbH, Apetlonerstr. 20, 7142 Illmitz, Österreich|
|Warnungen:||Der Konsum von alkoholhaltigen Getränken während der Schwangerschaft kann selbst in geringen Mengen schwere Konsequenzen für die Gesundheit des Kindes nach sich ziehen.|
|Hersteller:||Sandhi Wines, Lompoc, Kalifornien|