With only 4 barrels to start in 2009, all from the same vineyard, the original idea was to make one wine. The wine itself had a different plan and we gladly listened.
Two of the four barrels made up White Hill. With a more mineral driven profile, those barrels reminded us of drinking 1er Cru Chablis and were given their name in honor of the chalky white hills of Chablis and diatomaceous earth of Sta. Rita Hills.
The other two barrels had a profile of warmer tones and were texturally more voluptuous, reminding us of Meursault and the other sexy wines from the Cote d' Or (Slope of Gold) we are admittingly addicted to. Hence, the first two bottlings were born: White Hill and Golden Slope. In 2011 we had the opportunity to make a little Bandol-inspired Rosé and since we drink white and Rosé like water all year-round, it seemed like a pretty good idea. 2013 harvest brought the opportunity to branch out with a small amount of Chardonnay from the neighboring, sister AVA of Santa Maria.
Our mantra is simple: quality over quantity. As a Chardonnay-focused project, hopelessly devoted to a teeny tiny AVA, our production is limited...
To help us best allocate our production as thoughtfully as we can nationwide, we currently sell our wines directly to members of our Wine Club. aka; the LF Family.
We would love for you to join us.
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As soon as we heard that an all new, Certified Organic vineyard was being planted right in the heart of Sta. Rita Hills we couldn't wait to get our hands on some of the sure-to-be delicious fruit. We began working with Spear Vineyards in 2015 and are blown away each year, as the vineyard contiues to develop and mature.
Our 2016 'SBC' Pinot Noir was largely composed of Spear Vineyards fruit, but as is oft the case here, we couldn't help but fall in love with a few very special barrels. These barrels make up what is now the 2016 Spear Vineyards Pinot Noir.
91 points - Antonio Galloni
94 points - Wine Advocate
95 points - Jeb Dunnuck
Radian Vineyard is the westernmost vineyard along Santa Rosa Rd, in the heart of Sta. Rita Hills. Cold nights and a constant marine influence makes this site ideal for expressive and balanced Pinot Noir. In 2016, we identified 3 barrels that set themselves apart and we bottled our second "single-vineyard" Pinot Noir from Radian Vineyard.
Aged 15 months in French oak (15% new) with 15% stem inclusion. While she sure is showy now, expect great things as this wine matures over the next decade.
92 points - Antonio Galloni
92+ points - Wine Advocate
94 points - Jeb Dunnuck
$25 for club members
$40 for non-members
Custom fabricated wooden 2-bottle wine caddie. Medium-toast (just like our barrels!!) and LF branded. Bottles not included.
An awesome made in the US of A canvas farmers market bag that has been hand painted in Texas. The front reads: LIQUID FARM in a dark grey and the back, which has two nifty pockets, is pictured here. Email us to place an order for this bag or inquire about other designs we may have to offer. Ships for free if shipping with liquid.