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2011 Naked Chardonnay

2011 Naked Chardonnay

Barrels are for going over waterfalls. Stainless steel calls out to us. We’ve changed our label for our 2011 vintage to show our affection for it. The Original Naked Chardonnay sits before you unhindered by the buttery bonds of oak. No barrel fermentation. No other varietal blended into the wine. Chardonnay for all its splendor truly Naked.

We love Chardonnay for its pure lemon and grapefruit aromas that remind us of summer.

In 2011, a very chilly year throughout California, acid levels were naturally quite high. For the very first time we allowed a small percentage (4%) to undergo malolactic fermentation. This together with some extended sur lies aging imparted a delightful baked custard bouquet and added a creamy richness on the palate. Our Unoaked Chardonnay tastes bright and tangy with lemon and nectarine fruit flavors that expand on the finish. Crisp, clean and beautifully styled to pair with food. Eat oysters and drink Naked often!!
Varietal Chardonnay
Appellation Santa Barbara
Alcohol 13.9
pH 3.44
Total Acid 0.75
Cases Produced 56,000
We’ll keep you posted on the 2010 vintage. In the meantime, post your own reviews of this wine to our facebook page – fb.com/fourvines.
We enjoy its bright acidity when grown in vineyards from Cat Canyon in northern Santa Barbara County including El Camino, Los Alamos and Loma Verde.