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2014 Foley Estates Chardonnay, Bar Lazy S Ranch

2014 Foley Estates Chardonnay, Bar Lazy S Ranch

92 Points - Wine Enthusiast
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SKU: 005577

Mouthwatering aromatics of caramel candy and pecan toffee on the nose. Confectionery notes of roasted marshmallow and vanilla bean accompanied by floral hints and balanced by a bright acidity.

Ratings
92 Points - Wine Enthusiast; 91 Points - Wine Spectator. "Stylish, with a rich and concentrated array of white currant, tangerine, dried mango and lemon curd flavors that are backed by vibrant acidity. The mouthfilling finish is creamy and filled with pastry notes. Drink now through 2021." -KM
Winemaker Notes
The 2014 Bar Lazy S Ranch Chardonnay displays mouthwatering aromatics of caramel candy and pecan toffee on the nose. The palate offers confectionery notes of roasted marshmallow and vanilla bean accompanied by floral hints and balanced by a bright acidity. The wine finishes with an evolving synergy of fruit and oak nuances.
Composition
100% Chardonnay
Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
Harvest Date
August 19 – October 10, 2014
Acid
7.95 g/L
pH
3.22
Aging
18 Months 50% new French and American oak; World Cooperage, Boutes
Bottling Date
April 14, 2016
Alcohol %
14.30
Wine Spectator
91
Wine Enthusiast
92
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
2014 was an abundant vintage for the third straight year. A hotter than average spring led to the earliest bud break on record. Conditions remained ideal from bloom to set, and the warm growing season produced grape clusters with larger than average berry size. The fruit achieved optimal ripeness within a shortened time frame, translating to rich flavors in the wines produced in this vintage. The yields were high in quantity and quality, with harvest lasting from August 19 – October 10, 2014.

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