Original
61 Ratings
Four Vines Chardonnay Naked Santa Barbara County
$8.98 USD
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Wine Details

Varietal

Chardonnay

Style

White

Wine Description

(From 2012 Vintage) Brisk, refreshing and bold in its rejection of oak, our Naked Chardonnay is the essence of sunny Santa Barbara, California. Luscious aromas and flavors shine bright without being hidden under a heavy cloud of oak. Naked Chardonnay was fermented in stainless steel to preserve the wine’s fruit character while aging on the lees for six months rounds out the mouth feel and adds a hint of Crème brûlée to the finish With fresh aromas of guava and apricot, Naked Chardonnay defines summer in a glass. Juicy flavors of Granny Smith apple and yellow peach, along with a bright acidity and crisp finish will have you coming back for more and more

Winemaker's Notes

"Naked" is our expression for a No-Oak style of winemaking. The fruit was fermented in 100% stainless steel and left on the lee’s as long as possible. The wine was NOT put through malolactic fermen...

Expert Reviews
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    Unadorned fruit seems the point of unoaked Chardonnay, and, for the most part, that is exactly what this squeaky-clean wine is about. It takes a turn to bitterness and runs afoul of tinny acids at the finish, however, and lacks the direct friendliness that its style commends.
  • Ken's Wine Guide
    This is a very different and enjoyable Chardonnay at a great price. This light yellow wine opens with a very inviting melon bouquet. On the palate, this wine is round, lively, has a touch of sweetn...
  • Wine Spectator