THE LIQUID FARMER - Volume 8/Summer & Fall 2014 - Page 21

2013 'La Hermana' Chardonnay

AVA: Santa Maria

VINEYARDS: 60% Bien Nacido, 33% Dierberg & 7% Maldonado

AGING: 11mos. 100% Neutral

The inaugural release of this new bottling! La Hermana - the sister - is the first sister to our SRH Chards and from a Sisterly, neighboring AVA of Santa Maria. With the deep Spanish roots of the town we decided 'La Hermana' seemed a fitting name indeed.

PROFILE: fresh linen, zesty minerality, marzipan, refreshing herbs and flowers, taut, polished

$40

2012 'FOUR' Chardonnay

AVA: Sta. Rita Hills

VINEYARDS: 40% Clos Pepe, 40% Rita's Crown, 12% Bent Rock, 8% Zotovich

AGING: 13 mos. 75% Neutral. 25% New. Native Yeast Fermentation.

A FOUR barrel tribute to our FOUR barrel start in 2009. This is the 2nd vintage of FOUR and in keeping with the theme, we added FOUR more barrels to last years FOUR - a total of 8 barrels made. Cellar Gem. Also, drinking SO nice now. ENJOY the FOUR-ness!

PROFILE: exotic spices, musky pheromones, layered minerality, darjeeling tea, a temptress

$74