The Four Vines “Naked” Chardonnay is one of the few unoaked Chardonnays on our shelf and we thought it was time to give this style a bit more recognition.
Oak is typically used to impart the creamy, buttery and vanilla flavors associated with Chardonnay as well
as give the wine more body, but it can also downplay the natural fruitiness and acidity in a wine.
Brisk, refreshing and bold in its rejection of oak, the Naked Chardonnay is the essence of sunny Santa Barbara, California. Luscious aromas and
flavors shine bright without being hidden under a heavy cloud of oak.
Naked Chardonnay was fermented in stainless steel to preserve the wine’s fruit character while aging on the lees for six months rounds out the mouth feel and adds a hint of Crème brûlée to the finish. With fresh aromas of guava and apricot, Naked Chardonnay defines warm weather in a
glass. Juicy flavors of Granny Smith apple and yellow peach, along with a bright acidity and crisp finish will have you coming back for more and more.
Naked is a great wine to pair with lighter fare, such as a variety of seafood, roast chicken, or simply to sip on its own.
As the winery so eloquently put it: We don’t care if you drink with your clothes on or off, just drink Naked.