Friday, July 16, 2010


Yep, I said it...

It's time to get NAKED! We did this past week at WoW ~ CHARDONNAY! One of my group brought the Four Vines Naked Chardonnay as a representation of Santa Barbara, California un-oaked chard. It was right at the top of the heap in terms of group favorites.

Naked is done totally in steel for a true representation of the varietal, allowing the fruit to speak for itself. The grapes were hand-picked and whole cluster pressed (gentle pressings of the entire cluster, that allow the berries to burst softly, resulting in free-run juice and no bitterness from the skins being pressed). With no oak or MLF (malolactic fermentation) the acidity is higher than most Cali chards and the fruit is definitely fresh and bright. Even without the MLF, there is a creaminess achieved by prolonged contact with the lees (yeasts).

In your glass you have aromas of fresh-picked apples and pear-spiced cobbler, followed by tastes sweet peaches with a hint of tangerine and soft, lingering finish.....

Get Naked and you'll agree with me ~  it's the most fun you've had in a glass in a long time!

Find it ~ Buy it ~ Try it ~ Love it!
Salud` KathyD

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