The Sandhi Library – 750ml & 375ml Edition
We closed out 2017 with a 1.5L format offering from our extensive cellar. What better way to usher in the new year than with the 750ml and 375ml formats from the library.
The Sandhi Library – Magnum Edition
I’ve spent the better part of 2017 revisiting our early vintages and have been so excited at the development of the wines, especially from our first few years. The wines from 2009 through 2013 are aging gracefully, showing vintage variation, and continue to express the inherent character of their vineyard origins.
We’re opening up the library to offer all of our magnum or 1.5L bottlings.
We try to make saying “thank you” a daily ritual. There are so many hands that bring a Sandhi bottle to your glass and so many dear friends and colleagues who tell the story of Sandhi all year long. To all our wine club members, customers, distributor partners, and to all the sommeliers and wine shop owners who make what we do possible, thank you, thank you, thank you.
The Story Behind Anika Syrah
If you follow me on Instagram, it’s no secret I have a deep and abiding affinity for the wines of the northern Rhône valley. Syrah’s birthplace, the red wines from this region have always held a special place in my heart and on my wine lists.
In my curiosity, I wondered if it was possible to produce whole cluster Syrah without sulfur in California in the same way my hero, Thierry Allemand does in his appellation of Cornas. With the help of Sashi Moorman, Peter Stolpman, and Ruben Solorzano, I think we were able to achieve a Syrah of tremendous drinkability in the style of Allemand.
Click HERE to read the full story of how we brought this experiment to life.
The 2014 vintage of ANIKA is SOLD OUT
The Story Behind the Bubbles
It’s been a long time coming, but we’ve finally done a proper deep dive on our 2012 Sandhi Sparkling Rosé Brut Nature.
To read more about my collaboration with Alexandre Chartogne and Michael Cruse and how we brought this 5-year experiment to life, click HERE. We only disgorged 1,000 bottles and already have less than 100 left! I hope you enjoy the story and the wine.
To purchase your bottle, click here.
Winemaker Dinner at RN74 Seattle
En route to this year’s IPNC Festival in Oregon, I’m making a quick stop at a restaurant I helped open with the Michael Mina Group. RN74’s first outpost away from San Francisco is hosting me to pour the wines from our sister winery, Evening Land. If you’re in the Seattle area, I hope you can join us. I’d love to meet you and, if you’re not already familiar, introduce you to the wines of our historic estate vineyard in Oregon’s Eola-Amity Hills.
The five course menu is paired with our Evening Land wines for $145 per person. Reserve today by emailing Ashley Keeney directly at email@example.com.
SANDHI SEMINAR with BOULDER WINE MERCHANTS
St. Julien Hotel
~ 6/13/17 ~
Very excited to return to Colorado and partner with a top-notch retail shop, Boulder Wine Merchant, for an in-depth seminar and Sandhi retrospective. Hosted at the gorgeous St. Julien Hotel and Spa, we’ll dive deep on the following wines and proceeds from the ticket sales will benefit There with The Care charity.
2014 Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir
2014 Santa Barbara County Chardonnay
2014 Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay
2011 Sanford & Benedict Pinot Noir
2013 Sanford & Benedict Pinot Noir
2014 Sanford & Benedict Pinot Noir
Call 303.443.6761 to reserve your space. Only 40 seats available.
Ambonnay Wine Bar
107 SE Washington Street
~ 7/27/17 ~
This year’s IPNC (International Pinot Noir Celebration) is right around the corner. Sashi and I are excited to host our second annual Pre-IPNC dinner at Ambonnay in Portland. Last year we brought together Pinot Noir vignerons from Burgundy, Chile, and California. This year, we’re upping the ante with a stellar roster of winemakers from Burdundy, Alsace, Italy, California, New Zealand, and Ontario.
We will of course be pouring wines from Sandhi, Domaine de la Côte, and Evening Land. I can assure you that you will NEVER again have the chance to be in the same room with all of these talented winemakers, drinking their wines -direct from their cellars- and learning about their Domaines.
Our Guests of Honor
Chisa Bize – Domaine Simon Bize
Mathilde Grivot – Domaine Jean Grivot
Etienne deMontille – Domaine de Montille
Albert Mann – Domaine Albert Mann
Martin Foradori – J. Hoffstätter
Jim Clendenen – Au Bon Climat
Ross Cobb – Cobb Wines
Jim Prosser – J.K. Carriere
Norman Hardie – Norman Hardie Wines
Paul Pujol – Prophet’s Rock
Tickets are selling quickly. Call our Evening Land Tasting Room at 503.538.4110 to reserve your seats. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see you there!!! If you’re attending IPNC and can’t make our party, please be sure to ping me on twitter or instagram. We’d love to see you at any of the other IPNC events.
Our Best Winemaker Dinner of 2017!!!
1738 Pearl Street
~ 6/19/17 ~
I am so excited about our dinner at Frasca on Monday, June 19th. My good friends Bobby Stuckey and Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson have created a food & wine destination and a hospitality institution in a very short amount of time. So after the Aspen Food & Wine festivities wind down, I’m headed to Boulder for a special evening at Frasca.
I’ll be pouring our 2014 vintage wines from Sandhi alongside the incredible cuisine of fellow James Beard award-winner Alon Shaya. Proceeds from our evening will benefit the New Orleans’ Shaya Barnett Initiative.
Reserve your seats for this special evening by calling 303.442.6966. Hope to see you there!
Apen Food & Wine
~ 6/16 & 6/17 ~
The Aspen Food & Wine Festival is right around the corner. I’m happy to be sitting on 3 panels that will repeat on Friday and Saturday. At 2 of those panels, I’ll be pouring wines we make here in Lompoc.
“Around the World with Bubbles”
Our esteemed moderator, Momofuku Wine Director and founder of Bellus Wines, Jordan Salcito, has selected our 2012 Sandhi Brut Rosé (2nd Disgorgement) as part of a killer line-up of sparkling wines. I can’t think of a better panel to sit on at 10am!
“New California” &
“What the Heck is Natural Wine?”
I always love drinking and talking with my good friend Patrick Cappiello. We’ll do plenty of both as I’m joining him for 2 afternoon panels. The first, ‘What the Heck is Natural Wine Anyway?’ is a subject near and dear to my heart. The second panel, ‘New California: Wines from the Next Generation’ will feature our 2014 Domaine de la Côte Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir (97pts Decanter).
To top it all off, I’m joining my friends Carlton McCoy and Luca Currado for an evening of Vietti and Sandhi at The Little Nell. Unquestionably one of the best places to drink wine in America, I love returning to the Nell every summer. See you there!