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Sandhi 2016 Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara County

A phenomenal buy in California Pinot Noir from Rajat Parr and Sashi Moorman.

90 Points Robert Parker: "The 2016 Pinot Noir offers up an expressive bouquet of crushed currant, red cherry and earthy soil, followed by a medium-bodied, juicy and succulent palate that's structurally open-knit but nevertheless endowed with lovely concentration and intensity. This keenly priced introduction to the Sandhi range is entirely destemmed."

Sandhi focuses on crafting wine from select vineyards in the Santa Barbara County. It is because of their focus for balance that these two are so determined to find vineyard sites from the region that are old-vine, have cold temperatures and windy exposures. They want wines with vibrancy, freshness and energy, so they prefer neutral barrel and concrete vessel, employing a conservative amount of new French oak, and all wines are wild-yeast fermented.