2010 Liquid Farm “Golden Slope” Chardonnay


2010 Liquid Farm “Golden Slope” Chardonnay

$48 (retail) Wine Club pricing reflected in receipt

Gary’s Notes: Interesting story behind this label. It is owned by Nikki and Jeff Nelson of Los Angeles, both of whom have a background in the wine industry. Jeff works for a French champagne house and Nikki, who earned a degree in wine and viticulture from Cal Poly, earned her chops at a wine distributor before departing in 2011 to oversee the launch of the first vintage of Liquid Farm.

The pair has always preferred Old World wines, so when they decided to develop their own brand, they focused on low-alcohol, cool-climate chardonnays with minerality and nice acidity. Today they make three chards and a Bandol-inspired rosé.

Fruit for Golden Slope was sourced from the Zotovich and Rita’s Crown vineyards in Paso Robles. This wine was aged for 14 months in mostly neutral barrels, unfined and unfiltered.

Winery Tasting Notes: Liquid Farm makes two chardonnays and it says Golden Slope is. . .”The richer of the two bottlings, with a small amount of new barrel to add warmer tones and a more voluptuous texture, all the while still maintaining restraint.

PROFILE: flavors of hazelnut, mineral, cardamom, lemon cake, poached pear and crème fraîche.”

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