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Four Vines Chardonnay Santa Barbara County Naked Chardonnay 2008

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Step away from the barrel! This Chardonnay was fermented in 100% stainless steel and has not seen any oak, nor does it want to. 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. Eat oysters and drink "Naked" often!! Share with a friend...

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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 Santa Barbara County Naked Chardonnay

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
4.00 5
01/09/2010

France vs. US Tasting- Schreiner's Winers 1/8/10


Snooth User: Drunk as a Skunk
249237361
4.50 5
12/15/2009

Wow, my new white wine.


Snooth User: GaryKarr
319776151
3.50 5
12/21/2009

As memojo noted, this kind of wine isn't for those who want to taste a buttered tree in their chards. But if you like something crisp and drinkable, at a good value, this is a good reach.


Snooth User: BellaFetta
127153075
2.50 5
04/10/2013

Used to be better


Snooth User: Biff Tannen
19525545
5.00 5
06/09/2010

This is a great naked Chardonnay. For under $15. this Naked is currently unbeatable.


Snooth User: AmyWiseman
19280919
3.00 5
01/15/2010

I enjoy this wine, particularly at its normal price point of about $11. I am not usualyl a fan of California Chardonnay due to the "butter bombs" that some wineries tend to produce, so I enjoy these "sheer" styles that really let the more crisp attributes of the grape come out and really let the juicy, fruity flavors shine. That said, if you prefer even a little noticeable oak in your Chardonnay (even if you don't like very heavily oaked chards) this may not do it for you.


Snooth User: wineraven
39269018
4.00 5
02/25/2010

Love it! Crisp, clean, refreshing! Very food friendly! This wine is like a breath of fresh air after being stuck in a NYC subway at 5pm on Friday in 100 degree weather.


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External Reviews for Four Vines Chardonnay Santa Barbara County Naked Chardonnay

External Review
08/13/2009

This wine sees no oak, allowing the apple and citrus flavors to shine through. A California Chardonnay with good acidity can be hard to find, but this bottle from Santa Barbara is in a class all by itself. This is the quintessential food wine.


External Review
01/16/2010

Step away from the barrel! This Chardonnay was fermented in 100% stainless steel and has not seen any oak, nor does it want to. 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. Eat oysters and drink "Naked" often!! Share with a friend...


External Review
11/25/2009

Four Vines Naked Chardonnay Santa Barbara 2008 750ML


External Review
05/17/2010

Step away from the barrel. This Chardonnay was fermented in 100% stainless steel and has not seen any oak, nor does it want to. 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. Eat oysters and drink "Naked" often.. - Winery



Step away from the barrel! This Chardonnay was fermented in 100% stainless steel and has not seen any oak, nor does it want to. 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. Eat oysters and drink "Naked" often!! Share with a friend...

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