Liquid Farm

White Hill Chardonnay

2022
Santa Rita Hills
Central Coast
California
Say It
LIK-wid FARM WHA-eet HILL Shar-do-NAY
Varietal
Chardonnay
$50
Flavors & Quality
Lemon Lemon
Pear Pear
Crushed Rocks Crushed Rocks
Linked Character
Wish List Share

Palate Character

Loading
COLOR
Pale Gold
BODY
ACIDITY
SWEET
ALCOH.
13%
GRAPE(S)
Chardonnay
Learn More
Why this wine made the cut…
An exemplar of the finesse and tension possible in Sta. Rita Hills terroir.
Santa Rita Hills, California
GRAPE VARIETAL(S)
Chardonnay
100% Shar-do-NAY
Chardonnay may be the most versatile white wine grape, often seen as a blank canvas. It displays various flavors and aromas depending on where it is grown and more specifically, how it is made. It can range in Palate Character from Bright & Crisp to Rich & Full depending on the climate. It is also particularly malleable and highly affected by winemaking choices like as malolactic fermentation, lees stirring, barrel fermentation and ageing practices.
Country / State
California
Region
Central Coast
Sub Region
Santa Rita Hills
Producer
Liquid Farm
Winemaker(s)
James Sparks
Vintage
2022

Liquid Farm

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. 

Jeff Nelson and James Sparks of Liquid FarmJeff Nelson and James Sparks of Liquid Farm

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.