A big, rich Chardonnay that does everything right, the 2013 Chardonnay Golden Slope from the team at Liquid Farm gives up lots of toast and brioche to go with ripe orchard fruits, buttered citrus and a touch of white flowers. Medium to full-bodied, balanced and clean, with a great mix of laser-like focus and building richness, it's a serious Chardonnay that will evolve nicely for at least 5-6 years. The elevage here was 15 months in just 12% new French oak.
95 Points - Antonio Galloni
Liquid Farm's 2014 Chardonnay La Hermana shows the class and pedigree of Santa Maria in its layered, deep personality. Bright and intensely saline, the 2014 really pops with intensity and flavor. Lemon peel, grapefruit, graphite, mint, white pepper and chalk notes build into the tense, vibrant finish. This is an especially vivid, expressive Chardonnay. La Hermana brings together fruit from Bien Nacido and Solomon Hills, two of the most pedigreed sites in Santa Maria.
92+ Points - Antonio Galloni
91 Points - Antonio Galloni
The 2015 Chardonnay White Hill is refined, elegant and lifted, with plenty of bright citrus, white pepper and floral overtones. This is in a decidedly delicate, restrained style for Liquid Farm.