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2013 Foley Chardonnay, Bar Lazy S Ranch

2013 Foley Chardonnay, Bar Lazy S Ranch

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SKU: 005558

Confectionary notes with toasted graham, vanilla wafer and candied butterscotch on the nose. Flavors of ripe mandarin and citrus with oak. Finishes with a rich fusion of toasted almond croissant and vanilla wafer.

The 2013 Bar Lazy S Ranch Chardonnay showcases confectionary notes at the forefront with toasted graham, vanilla wafer and candied butterscotch on the nose. This wine has beautifully integrated flavors of ripe mandarin and citrus that meld perfectly together with the oak. It finishes with a rich fusion of toasted almond croissant and vanilla wafer.
Composition
100% Chardonnay
Wine Specs
Vintage
2013
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
Harvest Date
September 5 – November 5, 2013
Acid
6.4 g/L
pH
3.21
Aging
18 months, 50% new french and american oak; world cooperage, boutes, and remond
Bottling Date
May 5, 2015
Alcohol %
14.5
Production Notes
The grapes were gently whole-cluster pressed and transferred to tank after harvest. After a day of cold-settling, the juice was inoculated and racked to French and American oak barrels. It then underwent regular stirring of the lees for added texture and complexity. All lots were kept separate throughout vinification and aging to ensure character, distinctiveness and quality. After aging for 18 months in 50% new French and American oak barrels, the wine was bottled.
Vineyard Notes
There’s only one way to describe the Rancho Santa Rosa Vineyard: serene. Located in the Sta. Rita Hills AVA of Santa Barbara County, these stunning hillsides feature vines that climb from 500 to 1,000 feet above sea level. The soils are marine-based and the weather is consistently cool thanks to moist ocean breezes that sweep the property daily. The vineyard is farmed with the painstaking care and attention usually associated with much smaller properties. In fact, this vineyard was originally conceived as a series of individual micro-vineyards delineated by soil, exposure, elevation, grade, rootstock and clone. 2013 was an abundant vintage with mild rain during the first part of spring and only a few incidents of frost before bud break. With no heat waves of consequence, this was a very moderate growing season. Conditions remained ideal from bloom to set with the typical foggy mornings and afternoon winds that sweep through the Sta. Rita Hills. The yields were high in quality and quantity, emulating the 2012 vintage, with harvest lasting from September 5th – November 5th, 2013.
Production
285 cases produced

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