Wine Wednesday: Four Vines Naked 2007 ChardonnayBy Michael McCleary
It’s spring time and love is in the air… time to get naked! Naked Chardonnay that is. This 100% Chardonnay out of Santa Barbara is fermented in stainless steel, not a touch of oak even near it. If fresh and crisp are things you treasure in a chilled white wine this will satisfy your every need. This is no ordinary Chardonnay, peach, pear, even banana come out in the nose. Nice citrus notes follow along with the sharp acidity. The flavor does not disappoint though. Pear, apple, and peach are prevalent with a surprisingly long finish. No oak, no butter, just clean and crisp. Oh yeah, and if you need a nice conversation starter at your next gathering, check out the label. See if you can’t find the dancers in the vines… This is a delightful retreat from the usual “Chard”, bright, refreshing, an easy drink with a great personality. So go on, get naked and enjoy yourself!
- Four Vines Santa Barbara County 2007
- “Naked” Chardonnay, 13.9 abv
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