White Hill Chardonnay
Santa rita Hills, California
When founder Jeff Nelson created Liquid Farm, it was because while he shopped at local farms and dined locally, he found his wine glass was more often filled with old-world chardonnay as opposed to the overtly rich style more often found in his hometown Cali counterparts.
To accomplish his goal of making Burgundian-style chard locally, he sought calcium-rich soils, like those of Chablis and Champagne, which he found in the Santa Rita hills, where cool nights and warm days also make a long growing season. The name Liquid Farm speaks to his vision: "liquid from farming,” a philosophy of minimal intervention and truest interpretation of terroir.
The wines of Liquid Farm deftly balance intensity and nerviness, showcasing great fruit, minerality, and salinity. One of a select group of California producers that might make you rethink California chardonnay.