Liquid Farm 2019 Chardonnay "La Hermana" Santa Maria
Liquid Farm was founded in 2009 by old world wine enthusiasts Jeff Nelson and Nikki Pallesen, who preferred the lower alcohol, cooler climate and more terroir-driven characteristics of European wines to the riper, fruit-focused, higher alcohol levels found in many new world wines. They focus on specific vineyard sites known for earthy, mineral-driven Chardonnay from the cool climates and ancient soils of California's Sta. Rita Hills in Santa Barbara County.
The name Liquid Farm comes from the goal of creating awareness about what happens above ground and below ground and tells the story of how both are inextricably linked to wine. "Wine is a product of the earth and the human touch. It is Liquid from Farming". On the label, the vintage is placed above the line, paying homage to that particular year's influence on the wine, while the AVA lies below, honoring the soil's unmistakable impact, which also ends up in the glass.