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2020 Bates Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon

Bates Ranch is another one of our favorite sites and has been farmed by the Bates family for four generations. This historic site is on a rocky slope facing Mount Madonna near Watsonville and our fruit comes from two adjacent blocks including a beautiful old-vine block planted in the early 1970s. The destemmed whole-berry fruit was fermented and aged for 22 months in French Oak.

For the 2020 vintage, this is a lighter Cabernet of finesse, with a pure and elegant profile with classic Santa Cruz Mountain Cabernet notes of currants, balsam fir, chaparral, and spring flowers. Complex, layered and balanced, with fine tannins, it stays graceful and pure on the palate with great transparency and length.

$58

2021 Mountain Winery Vineyard Chardonnay

Towering 1200 feet above Silicon Valley, on steep south-facing slopes of gravelly loam and fractured Franciscan shale, lies the historic Mountain Winery Vineyard. Originally planted to vines by the Burgundian Paul Masson at the turn of the 20th century with vines he brought back from France, this site is ground zero
for fine wine in California. Replanted in 2004 to vine material from the historic vineyard, we thrill in rediscovering the origins of the legend through this wine.

$52

2021 Bald Mountain Chardonnay

The Bald Mountain lies three miles inland and 1000 feet above the Pacific Ocean, atop a gentle slope of bright white Zayante sands. The 30 year-old own-rooted vines yield tiny crops of about a ton per acre. This wine was fermented and aged for 12 months sur lie in barrel with 25% new oak and then spent six months aging sur lie in stainless steel

Delicate aromas of white citrus flower and stone fruit are framed by a racy line of mouthwatering acidity and a long mineral finish that is hallmark for this incredible site.

$56

2021 LeBoeuf Vineyard Chardonnay

This Chardonnay has striking aroma of orange blossom and a beautiful mineral impression framed by a zingy acidity that is at once both refreshing and profound.

$52

2021 Deerheart Vineyard Pinot Noir

Planted on picturesque south-facing slopes of clay and loam, the Deerheart Vineyard lies just five miles from the Pacific Ocean and is bordered by the La Honda Open Space Preserve. With a compelling mix of Dijon and Swiss clones, most the vines are planted at a dense 4-foot spacing to promote lower yields. The coldest blocks are trellised just 18” off the ground to capture the heat of the earth on this cool coastal site at the frontier-edge of the AVA.

Crunchy aromas of morello cherry, plum and mulberry intermixed with toasted brioche, slate and earth. Intensely pure raspberry and plum notes on the palate with whole cluster bringing lavender aromas, savory notes, deep structure and a velvety texture to the party, all framed by the vibrant acidity that is hallmark for the site.

$56

2021 Mindego Ridge Pinot Noir

From a steep and rocky shale site just a few miles from the ocean near the town of La Honda yields fruit of stunning quality.

$56

2022 Bates Ranch Grenache Rosé

Made from Grenache vines grown on the steep slopes and shallow, gravelly soils of historic Bates Ranch overlooking Mt. Madonna. The fruit went direct to press after sorting and was fermented in stainless steel.
The wine exhibits aromas of Santa Rosa plum, peach blossom, and dried sweet herb on the nose. On the palate, it has a crisp, mouthwatering structure with a complex and long mineral finish that will keep you coming back for more.

$24

2022 Sauvignon Blanc Triolo Vineyard

Hailing from the historic Santa Clara Valley AVA, whole-cluster pressed Sauvignon Blanc grapes yield a charming wine with aromas of guava and passion fruit and a crisp citrusy finish.

This collaboration of family businesses rooted in the Santa Cruz Mountains is about the confluence of people and place. At Sandar & Hem we create delicious and complex wines with a strong sense of place, and are delighted to connect through our community with The Forest Feast. The Forest Feast cookbooks artfully share simple recipes that celebrate local, seasonal produce. We come together to celebrate and inspire unique stories that build community around the table.

$29


Sets & Collections

Fall Wines

A set of three wines, perfect for this fall!

2021 Deerheart Vineyard Pinot Noir
2021 Bald Mountain Chardonnay
2020 Bates Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon

Read More About These Wines

2021 Deerheart Vineyard Pinot Noir

Our inaugural vintage with this amazing site, it is planted on picturesque south-facing slopes of clay and loam, just five miles from the Pacific Ocean and is bordered by the La Honda Open Space Preserve. With a compelling mix of Dijon and Swiss clones, most the vines are planted at a dense 4-foot spacing to promote lower yields. The coldest blocks are trellised just 18” off the ground to capture the heat of the earth on this cool coastal site at the frontier-edge of the AVA.
Matt Kettmann of the Wine Enthusiast just awarded this wine 94 points. Matt writes, “Elegant floral aromas of lavender and rose petal float through the candied raspberry and earthy sage notes on the nose of this bottling. The palate is tense with red plum, raspberry and lemon peel flavors, as the wild herb and verbena elements add depth.”

2021 Bald Mountain Chardonnay

The return of one of our favorite Chardonnays grown three miles inland and 1000 feet above the Monterey Bay, atop a gentle southern-facing slope of bright white Zayante sands. Intense marine influence, the unique soils, and 30 year-old own-rooted vines yield wines of of great character. Farmed exclusively with organic practices.
Matt Kettmann of the Wine Enthusiast just awarded this wine 95 points.
“Extremely tightly woven on the nose, this bottling from a mountaintop vineyard smells of jicama, melon rind and very subtle honeysuckle. The palate keeps that brisk tightness from start to finish, delivering more of that crisp white fruit alongside an intriguing touch of lemon verbena.”

2020 Bates Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon

Our fourth vintage working with fruit from the historic Bates Ranch, the site is high atop the southeast corner of the Santa Cruz Mountains AVA across from Mount Madonna. The steep slopes and shallow, gravelly soils of Bates Ranch have yielded stunning wines of great complexity for over four decades. At elevations up to 1000 feet, only a thin sheet of rocky earth separates the vines from solid bedrock, producing wines with an intense aromatics complexity, freshness.

$170

Stock Up For Winter

Always have the perfect bottle on hand to pair enjoy for yourself or bring as a wonderful gift. With this mix there will always be a great wine to pair with any fall or winter meal, and to toast for all the festivities.

This case of 12 bottles includes:
2022 Bates Ranch Grenache Rosé
2020 Mountain Winery Chardonnay
2021 LeBoeuf Chardonnay
2021 Bozzo Gulch Chardonnay
2021 Bald Mountain Vineyard Chardonnay
2021 Mindego Ridge Pinot Noir
2021 Deerheart Vineyard Pinot Noir
2019 Bates Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon

$594

Sandar & Hem Sampler

A great way to enjoy the spectrum of our offerings. This 6 pack includes our: 2022 Bates Ranch Grenache Rosé, 2021 Mountain Winery Chardonnay, 2021 LeBoeuf Vineyard Chardonnay, 2022 Triolo Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, 2021 Mindego Ridge Pinot Noir, 2019 Bates Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon. You can have it all!

$271

Rosé 6 Pack

2022 Bates Ranch Grenache Rosé is a great bottle to bring to any gathering, and makes a perfect host gift. With this 6 pack you will always have something wonderful to share.

Made from Grenache vines grown on the steep slopes and shallow, gravelly soils of historic Bates Ranch overlooking Mt. Madonna. The fruit went direct to press after sorting and was fermented in stainless steel. The wine exhibits aromas of Santa Rosa plum, peach blossom, and dried sweet herb on the nose. On the palate, it has a crisp, mouthwatering structure with a complex and long mineral finish that will keep you coming back for more.

$144

Chardonnay 6 Pack

Taste through the Santa Cruz Mountains terroir with our sampling of Chardonnays. We consider these to be the most transparent of our wines, reflecting the unique beauty of each vineyard site. This shipment includes:

2021 Mountain Winery Vineyard Chardonnay 2021 LeBoeuf Vineyard Chardonnay 2020 Bozzo Gulch Vineyard Chardonnay 2020 Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay

$272


Library Offerings

2019 LeBoeuf Vineyard Chardonnay

This Chardonnay has striking aroma of orange blossom and a beautiful mineral impression framed by a zingy acidity that is at once both refreshing and profound.

$52

2019 Bates Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon

Bates Ranch is another one of our favorite sites and has been farmed by the Bates family for four generations. This historic site is on a rocky slope facing Mount Madonna near Watsonville and our fruit comes from two adjacent blocks including a beautiful old-vine block planted in the early 1970s. The destemmed whole-berry fruit was fermented and aged for 22 months in French Oak.

For the 2019 vintage, this is a lighter Cabernet of finesse, with a pure and elegant profile with classic Santa Cruz Mountain Cabernet notes of currants, balsam fir, chaparral, and spring flowers. Complex, layered and balanced, with fine tannins, it stays graceful and pure on the palate with great transparency and length.

$58

2020 Mountain Winery Vineyard Chardonnay

Towering 1200 feet above Silicon Valley, on steep south-facing slopes of gravelly loam and fractured Franciscan shale, lies the historic Mountain Winery Vineyard. Originally planted to vines by the Burgundian Paul Masson at the turn of the 20th century with vines he brought back from France, this site is ground zero
for fine wine in California. Replanted in 2004 to vine material from the historic vineyard, we thrill in rediscovering the origins of the legend through this wine.

$46