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2015 Lincourt Zoula Nunn Chardonnay, Sta. Rita Hills

2015 Lincourt Zoula Nunn Chardonnay, Sta. Rita Hills

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SKU: 005836

Boldest of our black label series, and a classic example of California-style Chardonnay with its buttery oak and vanilla tones. Opulent aromas, rich flavors and an impressive texture from the French oak aging.

The concentration with this wine...wow! I enjoyed this with lunch in a beautiful restaurant in Healdsburg a few days ago and am excited to revisit. The wine is very pretty; loving the floral lime and honey blossom, with concentrated tropical undertones- soft, vanilla-cream mid-palate combined with Meyer lemon finish is amazing with…

Try it with: Pan-Sautéed Salmon Steak, Heirloom Butternut Squash Mousseline, Brown Butter

“A quintessential match that I adore; a true delight that emulates both the rich meat of the salmon and the fruit-brazen qualities of the Chardonnay with its endless concentrated fruit and persistent texture.”

Winemaker Notes
Named for Proprietor Bill Foley’s mother, our Zoula Nunn is the boldest of our black label series. The 2015 is a classic example of California-style Chardonnay with its buttery oak and vanilla tones. It begins with opulent aromas of cream soda and vanilla bean panna cotta. The palate exudes rich flavors of lemon curd, custard and buttered popcorn with an impressive texture from the French oak aging. The flavors on the palate persist on the lingering finish.
Composition
100% Chardonnay
Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
Harvest Date
August 19 – October 1, 2015
Acid
6.9 g/L
pH
3.30
Aging
10 months in French and American oak, 60% new
Bottling Date
March 28, 2017
Alcohol %
14.30
Production Notes
The grapes were gently wholecluster pressed and transferred to tank after harvest. Regular stirring of the lees imparted additional viscosity and complexity. The wine was aged for 10 months in French and American oak barrels, 60% of which were new.
Vineyard Notes
The 2015 vintage had above average temperatures and no hard dormancy. An early bud break followed by a cooling period created a lull in flowering and set, especially in the lower elevation blocks. Warm summer months allowed the grapes to achieve full maturity. Overall the grapes were high in quality with 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. As part of the original Spanish Land Grant, Rancho Santa Rosa is one of Santa Barbara’s most historic properties. This beautiful south-facing hillside climbs from 500 to 1,000 feet above sea level. It features 59 individual microblocks delineated by terroir, soil type, elevation, grade and exposure to the maritime winds off the Pacific Ocean.