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Four Vines Chardonnay Naked 2011

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A delightful baked custard bouquet and added creamy richness on the palate. The Unoaked Chardonnay tastes bright and tangy with lemon and nectarine fruit flavors that expand on the finish. Crisp, clean and beautifully styled to pair with food. Eat oysters and drink Naked often!!

Region: USA » California » Central Coast

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Color: White
Varietal: Chardonnay
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Four Vines Winery:
First there was ONE. Winemaker CHRISTIAN TIETJE is a hedonist. He is passionate about wine: making it, drinking it and bringing people together to enjoy it. Chris learned to love balanced, food-driven wines as an aspiring young chef in Boston. In 1990 he moved to San Francisco, determined to pursue his passion and become a winemaker. He fell head over heels for old vine Zinfandel, and began ... Read more
First there was ONE. Winemaker CHRISTIAN TIETJE is a hedonist. He is passionate about wine: making it, drinking it and bringing people together to enjoy it. Chris learned to love balanced, food-driven wines as an aspiring young chef in Boston. In 1990 he moved to San Francisco, determined to pursue his passion and become a winemaker. He fell head over heels for old vine Zinfandel, and began planning for bigger things. Then there were TWO. In 1994, Christian partnered with SUSAN A. MAHLER, a brainy and beautiful scientist and pilot, whom he nicknamed “SAM.” Armed with a degree in Earth Science, SAM took an immediate interest in vineyards. Together they created Four Vines Winery featuring eclectic, appellation-specific Zins, and one kick-ass no-oak “Naked” Chardonnay. They named their Zins Biker, Sophisticate and Maverick. Rich, succulent, fruit-generous wines that pair incredibly well with food. They relocated to Paso Robles where they began experimenting with Rhone varietals; bigger, headier wines that are positively explosive in flavor and form, as in the rogue Rhone blend “Anarchy.” Now there are THREE. Christian and SAM worked harder than ever to grow their winery to 14,000 cases, but they needed someone to help share the load. They connected with an old friend from Christian’s childhood, BILL GRANT, a successful entrepreneur and financier. Bill joined Four Vines as an advisor and financier in 2002 and joined the partnership in 2004, growing to approximately 40,000 cases and introducing new wines named Heretic and Phoenix. Bill travels across the country, turning on new audiences to the Four Vines Incident. Makers of fleshy, seductive wines for aficionados and hedonists alike, Four Vines brings a refreshing, playfully irreverent attitude to the industry. Read less

Member Reviews for Four Vines Chardonnay Naked

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Snooth User: vin0vin0
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3.00 5
06/03/2014

Very nice, though simple CA chardonnay. Lemon pith, a touch of creaminess and some minerality, decent acidity and a medium finish. Pretty good QPR on this one.


External Reviews for Four Vines Chardonnay Naked

External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
01/30/2013

A delightful baked custard bouquet and added a creamy richness on the palate. Our Unoaked Chardonnay tastes bright and tangy with lemon and nectarine fruit flavors that expand on the finish. Crisp, clean and beautifully styled to pair with food. Eat oysters and drink Naked often!!


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
02/05/2013

This is crisp, concentrated Chardonnay with all its natural acid. Naked exhibits apple, white peach, and pear, finishing long with hints of citrus and mineral.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/22/2014

Light and crisp, this “naked” (i.e. unoaked) white is perfect for summer. Fresh and fruit-forward, loaded with banana, lemon and green melon notes.


External Review
04/13/2013

In 2011, a very chilly year throughout California, acid levels were naturally quite high. For the very first time we allowed a small percentage (4%) to undergo malolactic fermentation. This together with some extended sur lies aging imparted a delightful baked custard bouquet and added a creamy richness on the palate. Our Unoaked Chardonnay tastes bright and tangy with lemon and nectarine fruit flavors that expand on the finish. Crisp, clean and beautifully styled to pair with food. Eat oysters and drink Naked often!! - Winery


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
03/07/2014

Rich and juicy, with pure, ripe white peach, honeysuckle and nectarine notes, ending with a delicate,mouthwatering finish. Drink now.


External Review
08/08/2013

This Chardonnay is rich and balanced, with brisk acidity and deep, long flavors of limes, tangerines and Meyer lemons.


External Review
08/08/2013

Light and crisp, this “naked” (i.e. unoaked) white is perfect for summer. Fresh and fruit-forward, loaded with banana, lemon and green melon notes. Food pairing: pasta, poultry, seafood Flavor type: fruit-forward Body type: light-medium Finish: crisp



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A delightful baked custard bouquet and added creamy richness on the palate. The Unoaked Chardonnay tastes bright and tangy with lemon and nectarine fruit flavors that expand on the finish. Crisp, clean and beautifully styled to pair with food. Eat oysters and drink Naked often!!

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