Sandhi

Rajat Parr and Sashi Moorman of Domaine de la Côte and Sandhi wines in Santa Barbara County, and Evening Land Vineyards in Willamette Valley, have become two of the strongest proponents of good quality Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the west coast United States. JANCIS ROBINSON

I've followed the Sandhi wines—and the Chardonnays in particular—with interest since their early days, and it's exciting to see the level of quality and consistency that this label is now attaining. The 2015 Chardonnays have an extra dimension of concentration and intensity that was hitherto only found in several of Sandhi's 2011s, and will probably ultimately surpass that vintage. The Chardonnay style is now firmly set at this address: the wines are elegantly textural, built around ripe and mouthwatering acids, and typically framed by a light touch of reduction. Blind, these bottlings are invariably mistaken for high-quality white Burgundies. WINE ADVOCATE