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2013 Foley Chardonnay,  T Anchor Ranch

2013 Foley Chardonnay, T Anchor Ranch

90 Points - Wine Enthusiast
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SKU: 005564

Delicate and refined, with aromas of fresh plumeria flowers, vanilla bean, and mandarin zest. Nice viscosity and mouthfeel with moderate acidity balanced by vanilla wafer, muted pineapple, and peach fruit notes.

The 2013 T Anchor Ranch Chardonnay is delicate and refined, with aromas of fresh plumeria flowers, vanilla bean, and mandarin zest. This wine possesses nice viscosity and mouthfeel with moderate acidity that is balanced by flavors of vanilla wafer, muted pineapple, and peach fruit notes. It finishes with lingering notes of mandarin and toasted graham.
Ratings
90 Points - Wine Enthusiast. This bottling, an ode to Bill Foley’s Texas roots, is reserved on the nose with hints of yellow melon, peach blossom and a kiss of vanilla. The palate is straightforward and very drinkable, with seared brown pear and sea-salt flavors cruising across lemon-pith texture and a chalky grip.
Composition
100% Chardonnay
Wine Specs
Vintage
2013
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
Harvest Date
September 5th – November 5th, 2013
Acid
7.7 G/L
pH
3.18
Aging
16 months in 40% new French and American oak
Bottling Date
June 2014
Alcohol %
14.3
Wine Enthusiast
90
Production 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. 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 40% 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 16 months in barrel under cool cellar conditions, the wine was bottled.
Vineyard Notes
There’s only one way to describe Courtney’s Estate 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, Courtney’s Vineyard was originally conceived as a series of individual micro-vineyards delineated by soil, exposure, elevation, grade, rootstock and clone.
Production
271 cases produced

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