Four Vines Naked Chardonnay


Santa Barbara Chardonnay 2006

  • Visual: Light yellow

  • Nose: Tropical fruit and melon, with hints of fennel, as well as a hint of nuttiness and minerals and lemon

  • Mouth: Very dry, bright, and medium bodied, possessing notes of tart green apples (and accompanying acidity!), very lively, clean, with a light candy finish.

  • Overall impression: Everyone loved the clean fruit flavors, and bright elegance of this unoaked Chardonnay!

  • Stats: No oak; 28,000 cases; sourced from vineyards in Cat Canyon; $12; My score: 88

Re: Four Vines Naked Chardonnay

Usually I go for the old fashioned California style “big oak” chards, but this “naked” oak really caught my attention — so much so that I mistook this Chardonnay for a much more expensive label..

This is one bottle I will be buying in the very near future.