Liquid Farm FOUR Chardonnay 2017
Rich and round with subtle notes of brioche, lemon peel, vanilla, hazelnut, and saline. The acid is fresh and vibrant, leaving you yearning for another sip. While still very youthful, we recommend either decanting or putting this away in your cellar for a number of years. Anticipated maturity is 2024-2030.
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Liquid Farm’s flagship chardonnay is a blend from four vineyards: Bentrock, Spear, La Rinconada, and Rita’s Crown. It’s as rich as white chocolate when first poured, but with air turns leaner, smoky and fine-boned, turning on green apple acidity but with plenty of oak to frame the texture. It has the stuff to age well.
While the project was started in 2009, the name Liquid Farm was thought of long before there was wine in barrel. Their goal was to create awareness about what happens above ground and below ground, and tell the story of how both are inextricably linked to wine. Wine is, after all, a product of the earth and the human touch. It is Liquid from Farming.
A superior source of California Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, Sta. Rita Hills is the coolest, westernmost sub-region of the larger Santa Ynez Valley appellation within Santa Barbara County. This relatively new AVA is unquestionably one to keep an eye on.
The climate of Sta. Rita Hills is a natural match for Chardonnay and Pinot noir, thanks to the crisp ocean breezes and well-drained, limestone-rich calcareous soil. Here, grapes ripen just enough, while retaining brisk acidity and harmonious balance.
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 it tends to flourish in most environments, Chardonnay from its Burgundian homeland produces some of the most remarkable and longest lived examples. California produces both oaky, buttery styles and leaner, European-inspired wines. Somm Secret—The Burgundian subregion of Chablis, while typically using older oak barrels, produces a bright style similar to the unoaked style. Anyone who doesn't like oaky Chardonnay would likely enjoy Chablis.