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2015 Lincourt Steel Chardonnay, Sta. Rita Hills

2015 Lincourt Steel Chardonnay, Sta. Rita Hills

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SKU: 005824

Great depth and body, showcasing the Rancho Santa Rosa vineyard's unique terroir. Scents of fresh guava, honeysuckle and jasmine flower transform into flavors of pineapple, mango and a hint of sweetness on the palate.

Winemaker Notes
This 2015 Steel Chardonnay possesses great depth and body, showcasing the Rancho Santa Rosa vineyard's unique terroir. Scents of fresh guava, honeysuckle and jasmine flower transform into flavors of pineapple, mango and a hint of sweetness on the palate. The finish is lush yet tart with notes of lemon lime making for an ideal accompaniment with halibut ceviche topped with mango salsa.
Food Pairing Notes
Ideal accompaniment with halibut ceviche topped with mango salsa.
Composition
90% Chardonnay, 10% GrĂ¼ner Veltliner
Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
Acid
8.0 g/L
pH
3.42
Aging
100% Stainless Steel
Bottling Date
March 16, 2016
Alcohol %
13.90
Production Notes
The grapes were handpicked in the cool, early morning hours to retain fruit integrity. After whole cluster pressing, the juice was fermented in stainless steel tanks using a special yeast strain that is ideal for cool-climate Chardonnay. To emphasize freshness, varietal purity and regional character, malolactic fermentation was prevented.
Vineyard Notes
The 2015 vintage experienced above average temperatures and no hard dormancy. This resulted in early bud break followed by a cooling period which created a lull in flowering and set, especially in the lower elevation blocks. The grapes were high in quality with lower than average yields, however. The fruit had smaller berry size, cluster size and weight which ultimately translated into intense flavor concentration. As a result, the 2015 vintage is rich, complex, and intense in character.
Production
Only 606 cases produced

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