2016 La Hermana Chardonnay
Santa Maria Valley
With a nod to the deep Spanish roots of the town of Santa Maria, we are excited to introduce to you, 'La Hermana'; the first "sister" to our Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnays, hailing from the Sisterly, neighboring AVA of Santa Maria Valley
AGING: 100% Neutral Barrel Fermentation & Aging. 10 months in barrell
PROFILE: Fresh linen, zesty minerality, marzipan, refreshing herbs & flowers, taut, polished. This bottling exhibits a bit more tropical fruit than its SRH counterparts and serves as our "All-Purpose" Chardonnay.
FOOD PAIRING: Halibut or scallop crudo; cheese and charcuterie with pickled vegetables
Antonio Galloni - 93 points "The 2016 Chardonnay La Hermana is bright, focused and tightly wound. Citrus, white flowers and crushed rocks are finely sculpted in this super-expressive Chardonnay. La Hermana is the most tense, wiry wine in the Liquid Farm range. It is also a great example of what Santa Maria Chardonnay is all about." - Santa Barbara Dreamin' (Sep 2018)
Jeb Dunnuck - 95 points "The 2016 Chardonnay La Hermana offers a slightly more angular profile, yet also has more density and depth. Stone fruits, toasted nuts, crushed rocks, and brioche notes all emerge from the glass and it's beautifully balanced, has bright acidity, and a great finish. It's a beautiful, classic Chardonnay that will age gracefully." (Oct 2018)