"This is the first commercial release from Sandar & Hem, a new winery headed by Rob Bergstrom, a former management consultant, technology executive and now winemaker... Bergstrom's goal is to make wines that highlight the unique attributes of top sites in the Santa Cruz Mountains with a light hand that emphasizes energy and translucence. It will be fascinating to see where these wines go in coming years, especially as the range expands to include new sites. For now, though, this is a very impressive debut."
"Sandar + Hem is a new Santa Cruz mountains wine producer dedicated to expressing site-specific terroirs, respecting nature, and producing transparent wines of distinction. Winemaker Robert Bergstrom's commitment and passion, combined with his extraordinary biology and winemaking expertise, practically ensures that excellent wines of class and breed will ensue and sure enough that’s exactly what happened. Already producing world-class wines, Sandar + Hem is a rising star in the Santa Cruz Mountains appellation. I believe it will only improve with time. I urge you to try these exemplary bottlings and see for yourself what the excitement is all about."