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Liquid Farm Sta. Rita Hills Golden Slope Chardonnay 2014

Synopsis, Our Opinion: Excellent lean “New World” California Chardonnay that has distinguishing Burgundian traits.

Producer/Winery: Liquid Farm; Buellton, California.

Grape Variety: Chardonnay.

Geographic Appellation: Sta. Rita Hills, Central Coast, California.

Vintage: 2014

Price: $49.95

Purchased From: Woodland Hills Wine Company; Woodland Hills, California.

Paired With: Roast chicken with Italian seasoning and feta cheese, pasta with garlic and olive oil and roasted brussels sprouts.

Tasting:

    Chilled before opening. Crystal clear, oat straw color. Sturdy vanilla and pear aromas with wisps of rising bread dough and hyacinth blooms. Silky smooth entry, almost creamy (actually more oily than creamy), easy drinking, medium-full body and a 2000 grit texture. Bountiful vanilla, pear and hints of tangerine flavors, accompanying mineral, fresh acidity and a long baked apple finish that ends slightly bitter. Poor pairing on our part, but EXCELLENT drinking without food after the dinner. Rich tastes yet lively mouth-feel. Excellent lean “New World” California Chardonnay that has distinguishing Burgundian traits. And for us a chance to taste another “New California” chardonnay described in Jon Bonné’s book The New California Wine.

One of Liquid Farm's vineyard partners in the Sta. Rita Hills
Photo from Liquid Farm.

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Alcohol Content: 13.8%

Closure: Reconstituted cork.

UPC Code: NA

Imported by: NA