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2016 Foley Estates T Anchor Chardonnay, Sta. Rita Hills Image

2016 Foley Estates T Anchor Chardonnay, Sta. Rita Hills

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$45.00
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SKU: 005611

Stonefruit, chamomile, and a delightful hint of toasted brioche are prominent on the nose. Delicate flavors of pear, white nectarine, and a touch of lime zest lead to a refreshing bright acidity.

Winemaker Notes
This 2016 T Anchor Ranch Chardonnay is an excellent representation of our Rancho Santa Rosa East vineyard and clone 4 of Chardonnay. Stonefruit, chamomile, and a delightful hint of toasted brioche are prominent on the nose. Delicate flavors of pear, white nectarine, and a touch of lime zest lead to a refreshing bright acidity. Lingering notes of creme brulee (with accents please!) round out this complex Chardonnay. This wine is the perfect quaffer to share with loved ones over holiday meals.
Composition
100% Chardonnay
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
Acid
7.3 g/L
pH
3.46
Aging
18 months; 40% new French and Hungarian oak; World Cooperage & Trust
Bottling Date
April 4, 2018
Alcohol %
14.10
Production Notes
The grapes were gently whole-cluster pressed and transferred to tank following harvest. After a day of cold-settling, the juice was inoculated and racked to 40% new French and Hungarian 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 18 months in barrel under cool cellar conditions, the wine was bottled.
Vineyard Notes
There’s only one way to describe the Rancho Santa Rosa Vineyard: serene. Located in the Sta. Rita Hills AVA of Santa Barbara County, these stunning hillsides feature vines that climb from 500 to 1,000 feet above sea level. The soils are marine-based and the weather is consistently cool thanks to moist ocean breezes that sweep the property daily. The vineyard is farmed with the painstaking care and attention usually associated with much smaller properties. In fact, this vineyard was originally conceived as a series of individual micro-vineyards delineated by soil, exposure, elevation, grade, rootstock and clone. After plenty of winter rain, the growing season got o to an early start due to an abnormal heat spell early in February. Cooler temperatures in March prolonged set but the vine canopy growth was very strong. The vines experienced warm weather in early August leading to a compact harvest. Harvest occurred from August 26 - October 4, 2016.