CH Lot 669 2014 SRH Chardonnay Sandhi? (Confirmed)

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CH Lot 669 2014 SRH Chardonnay Sandhi? (Confirmed)

#1 Post by Mason H » December 4th, 2018, 11:38 am

The description on this wine sure sounds like Sandhi. At $15.30 on case purchases, it's a steal if it is...
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Lot 699 is sourced from some of the best vineyards in the AVA, and comes to us from the cellars of one of the more famous names in the California wine and restaurant industry (you’ll know whose wine it is when you pull the cork).

Made in a beautiful Burgundian style, this is a Chard that will blow you away with how much flavor and complexity it delivers. Cellared three years in the bottle, this wine is absolutely singing right now, and yours for less than half the original price!
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#2 Post by larry schaffer » December 4th, 2018, 11:58 am

I'd be surprised but not necessarily floored. Perhaps it's Sanford? Would make more sense . . . Or Foley? Just thinking of others in the area that are widely carried in restaurants . . .

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#3 Post by Mason H » December 4th, 2018, 12:27 pm

Indeed it is Sandhi per the COLA registry: https://www.ttbonline.gov/colasonline/v ... 1001000456
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#4 Post by mattcitrang » December 4th, 2018, 12:41 pm

Great thanks for the heads up.

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#5 Post by Cameron Hughes » December 4th, 2018, 5:33 pm

hey! thats cheatin!

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#6 Post by JackW e i s s b e r g » December 4th, 2018, 5:37 pm

Not cheating. Officially in the future.

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#7 Post by larry schaffer » December 4th, 2018, 6:16 pm

That's a pretty crazy deal indeed - and I certainly stand corrected. Wondering if this was stuff that was owned by Terroir before selling to Sandhi that they are just trying to cash in on? This is 'different' than the Sandhi 2014 Sta Rita Hills Chardonnay, which is showing 13% alcohol vs. 12% for this (though they could put either on the label and still be 'legal').

Definitely worth a flyer . . .
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#8 Post by Rich Brown » December 5th, 2018, 8:08 am

Btw - heard your spot on Sirius/XM around Thanksgiving Cameron - sounded good buddy!

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#9 Post by larry schaffer » December 5th, 2018, 8:23 am

Cameron,

I always thought it was 'illegal' to offer 'free shipping' on wine - that is what I was always told. Must not be true, right?

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#10 Post by Cameron Hughes » December 5th, 2018, 4:08 pm

Rich Brown wrote:
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Btw - heard your spot on Sirius/XM around Thanksgiving Cameron - sounded good buddy!
hey, thanks Rich!

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#11 Post by Cameron Hughes » December 5th, 2018, 4:10 pm

larry schaffer wrote:
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Cameron,

I always thought it was 'illegal' to offer 'free shipping' on wine - that is what I was always told. Must not be true, right?

Cheers.
used to offer "free shipping" but now we offer 1cent shipping just to steer clear...I do think its technically verboten but suspect the bureaucrats know it won't pass legal muster.

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#12 Post by Eric Lundblad » December 5th, 2018, 4:41 pm

I believe the free shipping thing is someone's cautionary interpretation...and so far not more than that. It's illegal (for a TTB/ABC licensed entity) to give alcohol away for free. The worry is using free in 'free shipping' would invoke that law/regulation. But tasting rooms give free tastes, and no one's charging 1 cent for that.
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#13 Post by Dan Sch » December 6th, 2018, 7:48 am

Cameron Hughes wrote:
December 4th, 2018, 5:33 pm
hey! thats cheatin!
Any way to get the case pricing of $15.30 mentioned above for someone new to your site?
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#14 Post by Sean Devaney » December 6th, 2018, 8:30 am

Eric Lundblad wrote:
December 5th, 2018, 4:41 pm
I believe the free shipping thing is someone's cautionary interpretation...and so far not more than that. It's illegal (for a TTB/ABC licensed entity) to give alcohol away for free. The worry is using free in 'free shipping' would invoke that law/regulation. But tasting rooms give free tastes, and no one's charging 1 cent for that.
My understanding is that if you are a retailer in CA you can't give free samples/alcohol. If you are a producer or wholesale representative then it is OK. Can't speak to the shipping issue but I have bought wine that was both shipped free (or included) and 1 cent shipping.

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#15 Post by Dan Sch » December 7th, 2018, 1:05 pm

Mason H wrote:
December 4th, 2018, 11:38 am
The description on this wine sure sounds like Sandhi. At $15.30 on case purchases, it's a steal if it is...
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Can you send the original offer for $15.30? Can’t get it to kick in on the site at all.
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#16 Post by Scott Jameson » December 7th, 2018, 2:08 pm

The 15% off (or $15.30) for a 12 bottle purchase was good through this past Wednesday night. Kicking myself, as I missed it too.

Oh well, 2 cases of other assorted CH wines arrived today, from my black Friday purchase.

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#17 Post by Cameron Hughes » December 7th, 2018, 4:10 pm

Dan Sch wrote:
December 6th, 2018, 7:48 am
Cameron Hughes wrote:
December 4th, 2018, 5:33 pm
hey! thats cheatin!
Any way to get the case pricing of $15.30 mentioned above for someone new to your site?
Hi Dan - shoot an email to info@chwine.com and tell them your off the Berserker board looking for the $15.30 case price...they know your sending this and will help get the order processed as I am out of the office.

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#18 Post by rsmithjr » December 8th, 2018, 11:50 am

Use the Code drinkup15 for NEW customers.

I just ordered some of this. I have zero chard in my cellar.
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#19 Post by Nate Simon » December 8th, 2018, 3:36 pm

Hype over the original producer aside, anyone actually taste this?

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#20 Post by rsmithjr » December 11th, 2018, 7:09 am

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Hype over the original producer aside, anyone actually taste this?
Not yet.
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#21 Post by D Zurcher » December 12th, 2018, 5:14 pm

Yep-got mine a few days ago. Opened one tonight. The nose is expansive, a bit of oak, nuttiness, certainly aromatic. On the palate, lots of lemon, a bit more linear than you would expect based on the aromatics. Finish is clean and nice-not super long, but elegant, a little acidity, not harsh at all.

You won’t confuse this with a crisp Chablis, nor a fat CA Chardonnay. I could see this being confused with a Chassagne Montrachet. This is a really nice Chardonnay. This is a great price. It’s in a good place right now.
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#22 Post by rsmithjr » December 17th, 2018, 11:33 am

Received 5 bottles friday. Will taste later this week as bottle shock wears off.
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#23 Post by John O' » December 22nd, 2018, 4:59 am

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Yep-got mine a few days ago. Opened one tonight. The nose is expansive, a bit of oak, nuttiness, certainly aromatic. On the palate, lots of lemon, a bit more linear than you would expect based on the aromatics. Finish is clean and nice-not super long, but elegant, a little acidity, not harsh at all.

You won’t confuse this with a crisp Chablis, nor a fat CA Chardonnay. I could see this being confused with a Chassagne Montrachet. This is a really nice Chardonnay. This is a great price. It’s in a good place right now.
yep, got mine yesterday. Killer for the tariff

I recently had one of the 2014 single vineyard Sandhi's. Very similar in style.
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#24 Post by mike pobega » December 22nd, 2018, 5:17 am

I got 4 yesterday. Will try over the holiday.

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#25 Post by rsmithjr » December 26th, 2018, 2:04 pm

TN: The wine is flinty, has an almost oil like texture. It does remind me of a Poulliy Fuisse. Not big, great acid. Some lemon verbena, not to floral. Overall an 88. At the price a nice wine. NOTE: the cork says Sandhi on the side- hint hint....
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#26 Post by mike pobega » December 29th, 2018, 2:32 pm

Just re-upped on this one. 6 more. It's AWESOME for $18

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#27 Post by DavidFrankil » December 30th, 2018, 9:39 am

bit on this for a case - will set aside for next year's office Holiday gifts ...
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#28 Post by rsmithjr » January 22nd, 2019, 1:46 pm

Opened a bottle- Vibrant nose on this wine- very good acid and lovely mouthfeel. A flinty mineral style reminds me of a white burgundy.
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#29 Post by Mason H » January 24th, 2019, 1:06 pm

I bought one to a blind tasting and everyone called it as white burgundy. There is a good bit of reduction on the nose, maybe a bit too much for my taste, but for the price, it's a screaming deal.
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#30 Post by Dan Sch » April 23rd, 2019, 10:58 am

Anyone else have a bottle that confused them? I really like the SRH bottling from Sandhi and it hasn’t been that long since I had one. The bottle I had of this tasted a bit all over the place. Had a lot of new oak on the nose and flavors were not focused as I would have expected. I typically get the mineral and lemon streak in Sandhi, and this bottle was like an apple jolly rancher. Weird...

Maybe it’s a one off but I bought two cases. Hopefully it was that bottle or just me...
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#31 Post by Nick F. » April 23rd, 2019, 2:11 pm

Curious to know if anyone has any favorite CH wines that are currently available?
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#32 Post by mike pobega » April 23rd, 2019, 4:28 pm

Dan Sch wrote:
April 23rd, 2019, 10:58 am
Anyone else have a bottle that confused them? I really like the SRH bottling from Sandhi and it hasn’t been that long since I had one. The bottle I had of this tasted a bit all over the place. Had a

lot of new oak on the nose and flavors were not focused as I would have expected. I typically get the mineral and lemon streak in Sandhi, and this bottle was like an apple jolly rancher. Weird...

Maybe it’s a one off but I bought two cases. Hopefully it was that bottle or just me...
I have had some weirdos too, Petroleum jelly up the wazu. (2 OUT OF 6)
I guess we know why they declassified it.

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