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2018 Foley Sonoma Chardonnay, Alexander Valley

2018 Foley Sonoma Chardonnay, Alexander Valley

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SKU: 085079

This 100% Chardonnay is a full-bodied wine with aromas of apple, peach, and Meyer lemon citrus. A vibrant and satisfying finish offers lingering minerality.

Our 2018 Estate Chardonnay opens with aromas of apple tart, dried peach, and Meyer lemon. The palate exhibits more weight than the nose might imply, with a backbone of bright lemon and bergamot flavors. Fresh cut yellow pear enhances the light creamy complexity on the mid-palate, leading to a smooth finish.

Winemaker Notes

Coming off of a warmer 2017 vintage, 2018 was a change of pace with cooler and mostly moderate temperatures throughout the year. We were able to let the fruit hang on the vines longer so they could soak up some September-October sunshine and provide us with a bounty of concentrated fruit with beautiful character.

Composition

100% Chardonnay

Wine Specs

Vintage
2018
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Alexander Valley
Acid
6.0 g/L
pH
3.56
Aging
11 months in French oak, 20% new
Alcohol %
13.5

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

204 Cases