April 10, 2021 - Good acid backbone and a creaminess with notes of crisp apple and a touch underripe pineapple - long finish. Likely starting perfect drinking window. Give it an hour of air though.
January 16, 2021 - Medium-straw, touch of gold. Mouth filling tropical fruit - pineapple, hints of lemon and crisp minerality, honey, and bit of beeswax on finish. Fine effort.
November 27, 2020 - Golden fruit and a pleasing whiff of blonde oak on the nose. Palate at this stage is more about exuberance than elegance. Bright acid, rich, textural, with a depth of gold fruits, seashell minerals and a kiss of neutral oak. More obviously ripe CA sunkissed fruit than I remember. I’m guessing will continue to improve over the next 3-5 years.
October 7, 2020 - A little toasty and reduced on the nose, but in a really good way. Aromas of lemon candy and ripe stone fruits, herbs and flowers, a bit of oak spice and sweet cream. Silky on the palate, just gorgeous texture. Intensely fruity on the mid-palate, with a bit of a tropical side. Long and fresh finish features beautiful tart pineapple, citrus candy, stone fruits and sneaky mineral notes. Killer Chardonnay. This should be worth following for at least a few years, maybe a decade or more.
September 8, 2020 - Significant positive evolution since my last bottle six months ago, with rich apple and citrus framed by juicy acidity. Really nice.
August 20, 2020 - I always forget how much I like this Liquid Farm Chardonnay. I am usually more focused on the Golden Slope and Four offerings, but this is always a lively, energetic reminder to me. A lot of acidity initially but this settles down to offer a fine drinking experience. Very bracing, but if you have some patience after opening you will be rewarded. Made the patio a better place!!
July 20, 2020 - Really wonderful, and one of the best Chardonnays I’ve had in some time. Compared to a year ago, the flavors have become more clearly delineated and it shows an impeccable balance. Reminds me of Puligny in a riper year, lemon fanning out to red apple, gentle oyster shell minerals, richness without weight, a hint of spice and textural depth, but no other obvious oak signature. Drink or hold.
April 22, 2020 - Deep straw color, rich mouthfeel, high acid, notes of quince
March 29, 2020 - Definitely in the, minimal oak, acid-driven house style and quite tasty. Struck me as a notch below the wonderful 2016 but I drank this one younger than that one so will give my other botte more time. 90-91.
February 6, 2020 - Coravined on night one, opened night 2, finished remaining 1/3 on night 3. This got better with more air.
Reductive on opening, with cool aromatics, seashell, supported by crisp acidity. The central coast fruit actually plays more of a base note here if you know what I mean - it’s deep and broad with golden apple and lemon peel, as opposed to lean, high toned, green stuff. It’s the acidity that brings the pitch of the wine up. Kind of chablisienne (village level) with a new world feel. I like