Sanford Founders' Vines Chardonnay
It all started with a pioneering vision to grow world class wine in a remote coastal region of California that was long considered far too cool to ripen wine grapes. Fortunately, the founders, Michael Benedict and Richard Sanford had determination and perseverance in establishing the Sanford & Benedict Vineyard in 1971. As the stewards of this iconic property, we have tremendous respect for what these partners accomplished, and from one of the original, own rooted, plantings of Chardonnay, we are proud to debut the 2014 Founders’ Vines Chardonnay.
Owner, John Terlato and Winemaker, Steve Fennell, selected just two barrels for this elegant and balanced Chardonnay. Complex aromas of lemon curd, toasted hazelnut and flint entice. The vibrant palate delivers bright acidity, medium body and minerality.