Liquid Farm “Golden Slope” Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay, 2014

£55.00

A modern Californian Chardonnay with real subtlety and poise and a brilliant example of the type.  Not overblown, it balances its honeyed, brioche richness with great mineral freshness.  Savoury complexity and a lovely roasted pineapple note on the finish.  Only 15% new oak.

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Jancis Robinson – 17/20 (2013 Vintage)

“Rich fruit – pineapple and toffee. Dry, layered finish. Rounded, long, substantial. A big CA wine but with nuance. (RH)” (22.02.2016)

Wine Enthusiast  – 92pts

“Light Marcona almonds, lemon curd on toast and Gravenstein apples converge for a delicate yet warmer style of Chard on this easy-to-quaff combo of seven top vineyards, including Bentrock, Rita’s Crown, Clos Peper, Kessler-Haak, La Rinconada, Zotovich, and Hilliard Bruce. Buttered brioche, a drizzle of lemon oil and a touch of crushed walnuts and almonds arise on the palate.” (1.12.2016)

Liquid Farm

 

Jeff and Nicki Nelson started Liquid farm out of frustration at the difficulty in finding Californian wines made in the style they wanted to drink.  They wanted to drink lower alcohol, restrained wines with terroir driven characteristics and too often they were presented with overly ripe fruit bombs.

Minerality was a crucial element and this meant the use of little if any new oak.  The search for vineyards began and in 2009 the first four barrels of Liquid Farm were made.

The Golden Slope is their take on Meursault with broader, rounder flavours and aromas.  This does not come from the use of new oak with only around 15% used when making this cuvée.

The Four is their homage to their very first four barrels in 2009.  This is very much their flagship wine and will improve with age.

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In the words of the producer: “The Golden Slope is for us, our most personally consumed Chardonnay – she’s the Goldie Locks as we often say – right in the middle profile wise among all her “sisters” and such a pleasurable bottle to drink. A bit more tension on this vintage than her predecessors, we hope you dig it as much as we are.”

 

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