Liquid Farm 'White Hill' Chardonnay 2013
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Vinous Media 92
"The 2013 Chardonnay White Hill is one of the most supple, open-knit wines in the range. Hints of apricot pit, smoke, butter, chamomile and honey flesh out in a succulent Chardonnay with tons of near and medium-term appeal. This is the most expressive and complete of the 2013 Liquid Farm Chardonnays for current drinking. -- Antonio Galloni"

Stephen Tanzer 92
"Light yellow-gold. Tangerine, pear skin and a hint of honey on the perfumed nose. Broad ... read more
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Item ID: #17610
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork

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Vinous Media 92
"The 2013 Chardonnay White Hill is one of the most supple, open-knit wines in the range. Hints of apricot pit, smoke, butter, chamomile and honey flesh out in a succulent Chardonnay with tons of near and medium-term appeal. This is the most expressive and complete of the 2013 Liquid Farm Chardonnays for current drinking. -- Antonio Galloni"

Stephen Tanzer 92
"Light yellow-gold. Tangerine, pear skin and a hint of honey on the perfumed nose. Broad and silky on entry, offering pliant orchard and citrus fruit flavors that tighten up on the back half while picking up a touch of bitter quince. Nicely taut for the vintage, finishing with strong thrust and persistent mineral and floral flourishes. " ~ JR

International Wine Report 92
"The 2013 'White Hill' Chardonnay from Liquid Farm is an impressive effort. The fruit was sourced from 7 different vineyards across the Santa Rita Hills AVA. (49% Bentrock, 22% Rita's Crown, 14% Zotovich, 8% Kesslerhaak, 3% Clos Pepe, 3% Rancho Esperanza, and 1% Radian). The stunning nose soars from the glass in a magnificent combination of golden delicious apples, asian pears, spring flowers and a lovely base of flinty mineral notes. On the palate the wine is pure, richly textured, with a great core of fruit, laser-like focus and complexity. It has impressive energy and tension on the elegant and balanced finish. This should be capable of evolving for a decade. (Best 2015-2024)"


Wine Information:
AVA: Sta. Rita Hills
VINEYARDS: Bent Rock, Zotovich, Kessler-Haak, Rita's Crown, Huber, Radian & Clos Pepe.
AGING: 18% new and 82% neutral oak

The leaner and more Chablisiane of the two main Chardonnay bottlings, White Hill highlights the unique salinity that comes through in the ancient soils of Sta. Rita Hills. The style of this wine will always be racier and predominately neutral barrel fermentation.

PROFILE: mineral, yellow peach, fresh Asian pear, salinity, linen, candied ginger, lavender cream.

About:
Liquid Farm owners Nikki & Jeff Nelson seek to support local viticulture and honor their palates' love for old world wines that have naturally high acidity and are not masked by many of the modern day manipulations.

To do so, the Nelsons selfishly decided to make what they most love to drink: Chardonnay that is earth and mineral driven from cool climates with little or no new oak. To achieve these qualities we were drawn to one of the coolest of all California AVA's, Sta. Rita Hills. Located in Santa Barbara County, it is home to some of the most Chardonnay-suited, unique, ancient soils in North America.

Often said, but very true, all great wine starts in the vineyard. The name Liquid Farm reflects the owners' strong belief in that philosophy. It is truly all about place in combination with the highest quality fruit and letting the varietal and regional TYPICITY of the wine shine through from vineyard to glass...Liquid from Farming.

The Nelsons allow the wines to develop on their own with little intervention, minimal or no new oak and use no additives or machines to manipulate the wines inherent personality. The project is also committed to blending from the handful of special vineyards we work with in the small AVA of Sta. Rita Hills to produce a collection of Chardonnays that are markedly different expressions, but with the same thread of intense minerality and salinity they started with in the vineyard.

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Liquid FarmLiquid Farm owners Nikki & Jeff Nelson seek to support local viticulture and honor their palates' love for old world wines that have naturally high acidity and are not masked by many of the modern day manipulations.

To do so, the Nelsons selfishly decided to make what they most love to drink: Chardonnay that is earth and mineral driven from cool climates with little or no new oak. To achieve these qualities we were drawn to one of the coolest of all California AVA's, Sta. Rita Hills. Located in Santa Barbara County, it is home to some of the most Chardonnay-suited, unique, ancient soils in North America.

Often said, but very true, all great wine starts in the vineyard. The name Liquid Farm reflects the owners' strong belief in that philosophy. It is truly all about place in combination with the highest quality fruit and letting the varietal and regional TYPICITY of the wine shine through from vineyard to glass...Liquid from Farming.

The Nelsons allow the wines to develop on their own with little intervention, minimal or no new oak and use no additives or machines to manipulate the wines inherent personality. The project is also committed to blending from the handful of special vineyards we work with in the small AVA of Sta. Rita Hills to produce a collection of Chardonnays that are markedly different expressions, but with the same thread of intense minerality and salinity they started with in the vineyard.

Farming Practice:Sustainable

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