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2015 Foley Estates Bar Lazy S Ranch Chardonnay, Sta. Rita Hills

2015 Foley Estates Bar Lazy S Ranch Chardonnay, Sta. Rita Hills

92 Points - Wine Spectator
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SKU: 005589

Classic California style Chardonnay with ripe fruit and vanilla barrel notes. Beautiful confectionery aromatics and a palate filled with flavors of toffee and brown butter cookies which evolve into a round mouthfeel.

Another amazing Chardonnay from the esteemed Sta. Rita Hills, which is known for Chardonnays with cool influence that is laden with citrus and mineral complexity. Along with uplifted orchard fruit of Red Delicious Apple, Tahitian Vanilla and White Flowers arises vivid edges of lemon-curd bringing power, length, and density.

Try it with: Linguini with Dungeness Crab, Sauce Lemon-Thyme Beurre Blanc

“This is an ace combination. Notes of citrus aromatics, rich mouthfeel is mind-blowing and a classic with each of the recipe’s components.”

Ratings
92 Points - Wine Spectator. "Unctuously rich and full of creamy ripe pear and apple flavors that are layered with mouthfilling pastry notes. The long finish lingers with butter and spice details. Drink now through 2022."
Winemaker Notes
This 2015 Bar Lazy S Ranch Chardonnay is a classic California style Chardonnay with ripe fruit and vanilla barrel notes. Beautiful confectionery aromatics of butterscotch, vanilla, and powdered sugar fill the glass. The palate is filled with flavors of toffee and brown butter cookies which evolve into a round mouthfeel. Roasted vanilla bean, custard and oak linger on the finish.
Composition
100% Chardonnay
Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
Harvest Date
August 19 - October 1, 2015
Acid
7.1 g/L
pH
3.31
Aging
18 months; 50% new French and American oak; Damy, Boutes & Grand Reserve
Bottling Date
April 6, 2017
Alcohol %
14.30
Wine Spectator
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
The 2015 vintage was early and light yielding fruit with exceptional flavor concentration. The vines experienced no hard dormancy and above average temperatures in February resulting in an early bud break, flowering and fruit set. The drought caused the vines to struggle and produce smaller berry size and overall cluster size which resulted in high quality wines that are rich, complex and intense in character. Harvest occurred from August 19 - October 1, 2015.