Four Vines Naked 2007
I drink very little white wine, but I had this at a tasting and really liked it! I liked how the lack of oak allowed the fruit to come through, almost like a dry riesling. Plus it's inexpensive.
This wine is pleasantly fruity with a clear apple flavour. The lack of oak makes for a beautiful, clean taste.
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Wine Tasting NotesBy "Naked"is our expression for a No-Oak style of winemaking that has not seen any oak nor does it want to.The wine was NOT put through malolactic fermentation to maintain the natural acid balance. This is rich, concentrated Chardonnay fruit. Pure, bright, beautiful, unclothed, unhindered....NAKED is made to go with food instead of compete with it like those buttered lumberyards masquerading as Chardonnay.
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.
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