Liquid Farm Four Chardonnay 2014
|Region||California, Central Coast, Sta. Rita Hills|
This is the best barrel blend from the vintage, utilizing 40% Clos Pepe, 40% Bentrock, 10% Zotovich and 10% Kessler-Haak vineyards. Rounded aromas of Pink Lady apple mix with chalk, seared lemon peels and a savory saltiness on the nose. The palate is delicate in flavor but strong on grippy texture, with sliced apple, tangy kumquat and grapefruit pith.
Coming mostly from Clos Pepe and Bentrock vineyards (there are smaller amounts from Zotovich and Kessler-Haak), the 2014 Chardonnay Four is a big, rich, decadent and full-flavored beauty that dishes out lots of golden apple, butter, brioche and toasty notes in a rounded, balanced package. It should keep for at least 5-6 years.