Liquid Farm - Golden Slope Chardonnay 2019 (750ml)
When putting together the final blend for the Golden Slope, Liquid Farm is looking for barrels exhibiting a bit more richness and depth than the White Hill. Once those barrels are identified we introduce about 15% new French Oak and age the wine for 15 months prior to bottling. The resulting wine is something that reminds us of some of their favorites from Meursault.
Vinous: 95 Points
The 2019 Chardonnay Golden Slope is a super-expressive Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay laced with apricot, tangerine oil, almond, chamomile, honey and light tropical accents. The 2019 is racy and opulent, with gorgeous textural resonance and impeccable balance to match its extroverted personality. I loved it.
Wine Advocate: 95 Points
The 2019 Chardonnay Golden Slope is shimmery and expressive, with scents of white peaches, spring honey and a stony undercurrent. The medium-bodied palate combines a satiny texture with tangy acidity and energetic citrusy character, and it finishes with expansive savory layers.
Jeb Dunnuck: 92 Points
The 2019 Chardonnay Golden Slope is better, with beautiful orchard fruits, honeyed nuts, toast, and floral notes in a medium-bodied, textured, round, beautifully balanced style.