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2017 Foley Sonoma Chardonnay, Alexander Valley

2017 Foley Sonoma Chardonnay, Alexander Valley

90 Points - Robert Parker
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Available Starting October 19

Full-bodied with aromas of honeydew melon, fresh citrus and yellow pear. Flavors of baked apple and fresh crème brûlée coat the palate with bright notes of Meyer lemon. A vibrant and satisfying finish offers lingering minerality.

Ratings

90 Points Robert Parker - The 2017 Chardonnay has a reserved nose of baker's yeast, poached pear, honeyed almonds, white peach and crushed stone. The palate is medium to full-bodied with a creamy texture, savory fruits and good freshness on the long, savory finish.

Winemaker Notes

The Foley Sonoma Winemaker Series includes wines hand crafted and selected by our winemaker. Each wine in the series embodies a distinct representation of terroir which is illustrated by the hand painted watercolors depicted on our labels. This Chardonnay is sourced from a vineyard just across the street from our Estate. The watercolor artwork on our label illustrates the special sense of place of this Alexander Valley vineyard. Our 2017 Winemaker Series Chardonnay is a full-bodied wine with aromas of honeydew melon, fresh citrus and yellow pear. Flavors of baked apple and freshly made crème brûlée coat the palate with bright notes of Meyer lemon. The vibrant and satisfying finish offers lingering minerality, leaving your taste buds ready for the next sip.

Composition

100% Chardonnay

Wine Specs

Vintage
2017
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Alexander Valley
Acid
6.0 g/L
pH
3.52
Aging
11 months in French oak; 40% new
Alcohol %
14.5
Robert Parker
90

Production Notes

After harvest, the fruit was fermented in French oak barrels and aged for 11 months. Regular lees stirring after fermentation enhanced the concentration and complexity of the flavors and aromatics.

Vineyard Notes

The vineyards of Foley Sonoma lie at the heart of our estate in the Alexander Valley. Our Chardonnay vines are planted in rich soil that supports the Dijon and Robert Young clones.

Production

Only 96 cases produced