2016 Liquid Farm Chardonnay White Hill

Year: 2016
Appellation: Santa Rita Hills
Country: USA - California
Wine Spectator: 88
Wine Advocate: 91
Vinous Media: 94
Jeb Dunnuck: 93
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.0%
Price :


"A crisp white, with shiso leaf accents to the green pear and Granny Smith apple flavors. Green tea notes show on the finish. Drink now through 2020. 1,200 cases made. -KM " (WS)

"There are fully 1,200 cases of the 2016 Chardonnay White Hill, Liquid Farm's largest bottling, which offers up a crisp bouquet of white peach, citrus pith, smoke and faint reduction. On the palate, the wine is bright and medium-bodied, with racy acids and nice tension, but concluding with a somewhat fluid finish that depresses my score a touch." (WA)

"The 2016 Chardonnay White Hill is beautifully layered, creamy and expressive. Lees stirring adds lovely textural depth to a core of orchard fruit, chamomile, tangerine and lightly honeyed notes. Ample and impeccably balanced, the White Hill is a wine of real distinction and class." (VM)

"Brought up mostly in neutral oak, the 2016 Chardonnay White Hill is a lively, elegant, seamless Chardonnay that just glides across the palate. White flowers, salty minerality, white peach, and apple blossom notes all emerge from the glass and it's ethereal, lightly textured, and incredibly graceful. Drink it any time over the coming 5-7 years." (JD)

Winery Notes:
The leaner and more Chablisiane reminiscent of our two main Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay bottlings, White Hill highlights the unique salinity that comes through in the ancient soils of Sta. Rita Hills.

NOTES: Floral and fragrant, fresh tangerine, beeswax, jasmine. Up front minerality follow by a slightly creamier mid-palate with hints of baked lemon curd.