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Liquid Farm Bien Bien Chardonnay 2014

Chardonnay from Santa Maria Valley, Central Coast, California
  • WE93
13.8% ABV
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This powerfully textured white wine from Bien Nacido Vineyard will last for ages. Tightly wound on the nose with lime pith, limestone, Brie cheese rind and a touch of flint, the palate shows scorched Meyer lemon wedges and some seared orange pith. The mouthfeel is tremendously grippy. Drink 2017–2024. Cellar Selection.
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Liquid Farm, Santa Maria Valley, Central Coast, California
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Nikki and Jeff Nelson were brought together by a mutual passion for wine and food, and together have joined with Dragonette Cellars winemaker, Brandon Sparks-Gillis, to craft two very different and superb, small production Chardonnays from the Santa Rita Hills. Now only in their second vintage, the wines are still nearly impossible to find, but upon tasting, nearly everyone is an immediate convert. They blend two stylistically different wines, from seven vineyards, with a common pursuit of regional typicity. Little intervention, minimal oak, no additives or machines…just pure expressions of Chardonnay, created by nature. In essence, they let the vineyards speak, and thus create liquid from farming.
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Santa Maria Valley

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A lesser-known but elite AVA within the larger Santa Barbara district, the Santa Maria Valley AVA runs precisely west to east starting near the coast. The valley funnels cool, Pacific Ocean air to the vineyards more inland, allowing grapes a longer hang time to ripen evenly and achieve their full potential by harvest time. Combined with minimal rainfall, consistent warm sunshine, and well-drained soils, it is an ideal environment for grape growing.

Many of the wineries here are small and highly respected, having established a reputation in the 1970s and 80s for producing excellent Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. More recently, Syrah has also proven quite successful in the region. Many vineyards are owned by growers who sell their grapes to other wineries, so it is common to see the same vineyard name on bottlings from different wineries. Bien Nacido Vineyard is perhaps the best-known and most prestigious.

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Chardonnay

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One of the most popular and versatile white wine grapes, Chardonnay offers a wide range of flavors and styles depending on where it is grown and how it is made. While practically every country in the wine producing world grows it, Chardonnay from its Burgundian homeland produces some of the most remarkable and longest lived examples. As far as cellar potential, white Burgundy rivals the world’s other age-worthy whites like Riesling or botrytized Semillon. California is Chardonnay’s second most important home, where both oaky, buttery styles and leaner, European-inspired wines enjoy great popularity. Oregon, Australia and South America are also significant producers of Chardonnay.

In the Glass

When planted on cool sites, Chardonnay flavors tend towards grapefruit, lemon zest, green apple, celery leaf and wet flint, while warmer locations coax out richer, more tropical flavors of melon, peach and pineapple. Oak can add notes of vanilla, coconut and spice, while malolactic fermentation imparts a soft and creamy texture.

Perfect Pairings

Chardonnay is as versatile at the table as it is in the vineyard. The crisp, clean, Chablis-like styles go well with flaky white fish with herbs, scallops, turkey breast and soft cheeses. Richer Chardonnays marry well with lobster, crab, salmon, roasted chicken and creamy sauces.

Sommelier Secret

Since the 1990s, big, oaky, buttery Chardonnays from California have enjoyed explosive popularity. More recently, the pendulum has begun to swing in the opposite direction, towards a clean, crisp style that rarely utilizes new oak. In Burgundy, the subregion of Chablis, while typically employing the use of older oak barrels, produces a similar bright and acid-driven style. Anyone who doesn't like oaky Chardonnay would likely enjoy its lighter style.

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