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2017 Lincourt Carol Ann Chardonnay, Sta. Rita Hills

2017 Lincourt Carol Ann Chardonnay, Sta. Rita Hills

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SKU: 005865

Aromas of stone fruit, citrus, and delicate white flower with accents of toasted vanilla wafer. This wine has balanced acidity and would pair nicely with a nutty pecorino or manchego cheese.

Winemaker Notes

Our 2017 offers classic varietal aromatics of stone fruit, citrus, and delicate white flower with accents of toasted vanilla wafer. On the palate, it is the perfect balance of oak and fruit with a sophisticated nuance of lemon curd and fresh vanilla bean.

Food Pairing Notes

This wine has balanced acidity and would pair nicely with a nutty pecorino or manchego cheese.

Composition

100% Chardonnay.

Wine Specs

Vintage
2017
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
Vineyard Designation
Rancho Santa Rosa West and East
Harvest Date
August 31 – October 16, 2017
Acid
7.3 g/L
pH
3.37
Aging
17 months in French oak, 30% new
Bottling Date
April 4, 2019
Alcohol %
14.3

Production Notes

The grapes were gently whole cluster pressed and transferred to tank after harvest. Regular stirring of the lees imparted additional viscosity and complexity. The wine was aged for 17 months in French oak barrels, 30% new.

Vineyard Notes

The 2017 growing season started off bold with unseasonably early bud break. Overall the growing season temperatures were moderate to cool, rendering moderate and uniform berry set. As harvest approached, mother nature delivered extremely warm temperatures which cued the start of harvest on August 31. Harvest wrapped up October 16 resulting in moderate yields and full flavor development. As part of the original Spanish Land Grant, Rancho Santa Rosa Vineyard is one of Santa Barbara’s most historic properties. This south-facing hillside climbs from 500 to 1,000 feet above sea level. It features 59 individual micro-blocks delineated by terroir, soil type, elevation, grade and exposure to the maritime winds off the Pacific Ocean.
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