2014LiquidFarmWhiteHill2014 Liquid Farm, Chardonnay, White Hill, Sta. Rita Hills.
The latest Liquid Farm set of Chardonnay offerings are simply put, stunning, and this 2014 White Hill is mesmerizing with gorgeous detail and vitality, it might just get a place in the Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay Hall of Fame along side a few of Greg Brewer’s older Brewer-Clifton Mount Carmel bottlings and some of Raj Parr and Sashi Moorman’s newer Sandhi Chards! Liquid Farm’s White Hill is their tribute to Chablis, it comes from the coolest sites on chalky soils and sees no new barrels, making a stylishly crisp dynamic and higher acid wine that captures the soul of this windswept region to the north of Santa Barbara. The nose has classic white Burgundy charms with lemon, matchstick, hazelnut and white flowers leading the way in this beautiful light golden Chardonnay with saline infused and energy filled layers of green apple, white peach, wet stones, clove and subtle tropical elements. The Liquid Farm White Hill fills out on the palate to medium weight, but retains it’s focus, cut and vibrancy throughout, this is well judged and handcrafted artisan wine at it’s most pure and lovely, and while the richer Golden Slope and La Hermana Chards are more flamboyant and dense, I just adore this vintage of White Hill with it’s Dauvissat like class, this and their Rose are my favorites of the Liquid Farm lineup, don’t miss them!
($42 Est.) 94 Points, grapelive

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