Tasting Notes with Daniel Fish
Summer season has us firing up the BBQ and safely enjoying spectacular Santa Barbara weather with family and friends. For your enjoyment, I wanted to share a favorite wine of mine from local Santa Barbara producer Jeff Nelson of Liquid Farm Winery. Jeff has made a name for himself crafting incredible chardonnays from the region and recently began making some wonderful pinot noirs. Liquid Farms 2017 ‘White Hill’ Chardonnay is a lighter style crisp, dry chardonnay to pair with summertime BBQs of grilled white fish and farm fresh summer vegetables. I often recommend this chardonnay to people who say that they don’t love the rich, buttery California style of chardonnay, as the White Hill Chardonnay drinks much more like a classic French chablis. It is light to medium bodied with tart citrus fruit, a racy acidity and distinct saline minerality imparted by the ancient marine soils of the Santa Rita Hills appellation. The next time you are grilling, I highly recommend opening a bottle of this chardonnay. You can find this unique wine at your local wine shop, by visiting the tasting room in Los Olivos or stopping in for lunch or dinner at the Rosewood Miramar.