Start off the new year right! After all, the good wine is for drinking, isn’t it?
So today it’s a 2012 Liquid Farm “Four.” We’ll get to their other amazing SRH wines—Golden Slope and White Hill— later, perhaps even stepping outside the sub-AVA to taste their “La Hermana,” and “Bien Bien.”
But for this special day, it’s their “Four.” (It’s a bit pricier than most wines we’ll be reviewing here, but, again: it’s time to launch 2015 properly.)
And the beauty of the wine begins with the joy that Nikki and Jeff Nelson spread everywhere. They mix amazing wine with deep, authentic community. And that’s what we call a celebration. Add to that the winemaking skills of James Sparks, and it’s hard to go wrong.
“Four” is the lucky number for Liquid Farm. That’s certainly true with this bottle made from their four best barrels of chardonnay. With a dominance of grapes from Clos Pepe, the wine exemplifies everything that drew us to Sta. Rita Hills chard in the first place: crisp fruit (pear, especially), acidity, minerality, and depth.
But as I said in the opening post, I’m not an expert wine taster. I just know that when we drink this wine, we keep shaking our heads and smiling.
For auld lang syne, my dear, For auld lang syne, We’ll take a cup o’ kindness yet For auld lang syne