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2015 Foley Estates Steel Chardonnay, Sta. Rita Hills

2015 Foley Estates Steel Chardonnay, Sta. Rita Hills

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SKU: 005566

Bright aromas of citrus and jasmine flowers greet the nose. Despite having no oak contact, it has a nice textural component with great length and a sophisticated profile. Lush flavors of guava and pineapple complement the bright acidity.

Winemaker Notes
With no oak contact, this 2015 Steel Chardonnay expresses our world class vineyards and true varietal expression of Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay. Bright aromas of citrus and jasmine flowers greet the nose on this lovely bottling. Despite having not oak contact, it has a nice textural component with great length and a sophisticated profile. Lush flavors of guava and pineapple complement the bright acidity making it a refreshing wine to serve on a hot summer day.
Composition
100% Chardonnay
Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
Harvest Date
August 19 - October 1, 2015
Acid
8.2 g/L
pH
3.39
Aging
4 months in Stainless Steel
Bottling Date
March 31, 2016
Alcohol %
14.10
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 stainless steel tanks. To retain the fresh and vibrant fruit and acidity, ML was prevented. All lots were kept separate throughout vinification and aging. After four months in stainless steel tanks under cool cellar conditions, 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.
Production
Only 241 cases produced