White

2011 Liquid Farm Chardonnay White Hill

Chardonnay

  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
  • Sta. Rita Hills
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Community Tasting Notes 54

  • wiscgrad wrote: (93 points)

    April 15, 2017 - This is quickly becoming my favorite California white. Agree with the general consensus. Walks the line between big California and good acidity. Pro scores are all wrong and this is showing no signs of falling apart.

  • wineismylife wrote: (93 points)

    November 26, 2016 - WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of peach, yellow pear and a hint of brown spice. Flavors of peach, nectarine and yellow pear. Bright acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink or hold.

  • tcarter Likes this wine: (93 points)

    August 27, 2015 - Wonderful. Has a hint of crispness and a minerality that puts it more in the chablis camp for me. Had with seafood, and this bottle beat an '07 Fevre Chablis CdB for everyone at the table...

  • Bellissimo Likes this wine:

    July 9, 2015 - Brought to a restaurant and didn't focus as much on the bottle as the people we were with. Stone fruit, red apple, tropical backbone, nice flintiness. Good acids, not butter. Very well received by the table.

  • *Vine* wrote:

    July 9, 2015 - Popped and poured, light straw-gold. Expansive immediately off the pop, the nose shows an initial burst of flintiness which quickly evolves into lovely, citrus-infused notes of lemon bar, honeyed peaches, beeswax, almond paste and a subtle impression of the herbaceous. Moderate body. This has that impression of vibrant, perfectly ripened fruit you often get from Chardonnays made under ideal circumstances...and while there's still a bit of citrus, it makes way for bolder flavors of ripe apples, pears and stone fruits (who says Chardonnay never tastes like anything?? ;) ). Well-balanced, with moderate acidity keeping things lively on the measured close.
    This one seems to be in an absolutely perfect spot for drinking, no reason to hold.

    Quick comment: The overt flint/matchstick note is perhaps why this could fool one into thinking it comes from across the pond...that said, the flavors show as purely California at it's most delicious.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    November/December 2013, IWC Issue #171 (link)

    (Liquid Farm Chardonnay White Hill Sta. Rita Hills) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Julia Harding, MW
    9/30/2013 (link)

    (Liquid Farm, White Hill Chardonnay Sta Rita Hills White) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    November/December 2012, IWC Issue #165 (link)

    (Liquid Farm Chardonnay White Hill Sta. Rita Hills) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    5/13/2013 (link) 93 points

    (Liquid Farm Chardonnay White Hill) Light yellow color; tart lemon, almond, light hazelnut nose; tasty, silky textured, tart lemon, mineral palate with medium acidity; medium-plus finish (13.4% alcohol)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • Type White
  • Producer Liquid Farm
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation White Hill
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Sta. Rita Hills

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (1%)
  • In Cellars 127 (33%)
  • Consumed 255 (66%)

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Community Recommendations

clams, fish, lobster, oysters, raw bar, seafood, shrimp

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