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2013 Foley Chardonnay, Rancho Santa Rosa, Sta. Rita Hills

2013 Foley Chardonnay, Rancho Santa Rosa, Sta. Rita Hills

92 Points - Wine Enthusiast
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SKU: 005561

Floral notes of orange blossom, linden, and honeysuckle awaken your senses. Flavors are fresh and inviting on the palate with bright minerality complemented by zippy tangerine fruit.

Delightfully elegant floral notes of orange blossom, linden, and honeysuckle awaken your senses. Flavors are fresh and inviting on the palate with bright minerality complemented by zippy tangerine fruit. Soft oak notes linger on the finish with flavors of nutmeg, vanilla and toasted pecans. This 2013 has enough body to stand up to a wide array of foods and the balance to drink well on its own.
Ratings
92 Points & Editors' Choice - Wine Enthusiast. Sea salt, honeysuckle, lemon-sprayed apple and a touch of graphite dominate the nose of this tasty wine that grows only more interesting with time. Lime zest plays on the edges of the palate, though the middle shows a nectarine and yellow-pear richness. Energetic acidity tickles the tongue throughout the sip.
Composition
100% Chardonnay
Wine Specs
Vintage
2013
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
Harvest Date
September 5th – November 5th, 2013
Acid
6.9 g/L
pH
3.2
Aging
18 months in 30% new French and American oak; World Cooperage, Boutes, and Remond
Bottling Date
May 6, 2015
Alcohol %
14.3
Wine Enthusiast
92
Production Notes
The grapes were gently whole-cluster pressed and transferred to tank following harvest. After a day of cold-settling, the juice was inoculated and racked to 30% new 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 18 months in barrel under cool cellar conditions, the wine was bottled
Vineyard Notes
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
3,586 cases produced

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