2009 Four Vines Chardonnay Naked

Year: 2009
Appellation: Santa Barbara County
Country: USA - California
Wine Spectator: 88
White Wine
Price :
$9.95
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"Offers a strong Sauvignon-like citrus edge, with notes of lime and lemon. Medium- to full-bodied, clean and refreshing. Drink now. 48,000 cases made." (WS)

Winery Notes:
Tasting Notes:
Step away from the barrel! This Chardonnay was fermented in 100% stainless steel and has not seen any oak, nor does it want to. Fruit is harvested from three south facing hilltop vineyards in the Cat Canyon in Northern Santa Barbara: Los Alamos, Loma Verde and El Camino. The clusters were hand sorted and gently whole cluster pressed and fermented in 100% stainless steel tanks and left on the lees as long as possible. The wine was NOT put through malolactic fermentation, in order to maintain the natural acid balance. As a result, the nose is bright with crisp apple and pear laced with clove, mineral and a hint of anise. On the palate, the Chardonnay exhibits crisp apple, white peach and pear, finishing long with hints of citrus and mineral. Pure, bright, beautiful, unclothed, unhindered. NakedĀ® is made to go with food instead of competing with it, like those buttered lumberyards masquerading as Chardonnay. Eat oysters and drink NakedĀ® often!! Share with a friend...

Food Pairing:
Oysters, Grilled Shrimp, Seared Tuna, Salmon, Scallops, Soft Shell Crab, Risotto, Roasted Chicken