2012LiquidFarmsGH2012 Liquid Farm, Chardonnay, White Hill, Sta. Rita Hills.
One of the new generation of Chardonnay producers to light up the wine world, Liquid Farm is a label to watch, an artisan producer that puts heart and soul into the bottle, these are wonderful Chardonnay wines from the Sta. Rita Hills region of California. Tiny production hand crafted wines that truly shine, Liquid Farm Chards are unique and stylish wines, be sure to check them out, I am very happy to have had the chance to sample them, these are special wines that deserve attention. I thought every wine has was spectacular, but I must say the youngest and most vibrant wine charmed me the most, it was the 2012 Liquid Farm White Hill Chardonnay which is utterly delicious and fresh, vivid and expressive with savory and spicy character along with racy acidity. This cuvee was partially stainless and mostly neutral aged in seasoned French oak, no new oak was used or needed. The nose is light and lifted with citrus, white tea, sea salt and white flowers leading to a tangy palate of lemon, green apple, spiced pear, tropical notes and chalky mineral, zest citrus rind, saline/earth/spice and peachy aftertaste. Look for this wine to gain over the next year in bottle, I again was super impressed by this winery and certainly will follow their wines, I highly recommend you try them if you see them offered! These are new post modern Chardonnays, old world in style, but new world in clarity, not Chablis, not Rombauer, but a whole new era of Chardonnay, fun and dynamic wines for a new generation.
($36 Est.) 93 Points, grapelive

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