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2020
White Wines

Foley Estates T Anchor Ranch Chardonnay

A beautiful Chardonnay from the Sta. Rita Hills AVA.

APPELLATION: Sta. Rita Hills

GRAPES: 100% Chardonnay

AGING: 18 months in 40% new French oak

RELEASE: Fall 2022

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AROMAS & FLAVORS

This wine exhibits aromas of lime and tangerine zest. It features bright acidity with a palate reminiscent of lightly grilled fresh pineapple, and toasted hazelnut with a finish of lemon baked custard.

WINEMAKING

The grapes were gently pressed and transferred to tank following harvest. After a day of cold-settling, the juice was inoculated and racked to 40% new French oak barrels for fermentation. After fermentation was complete, the barrels 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.

VINTAGE

The 2020 vintage kicked off with a dry and cool growing season. The weather started to warm up in July with an intense heat spike in Sta. Rita Hills. Early morning fog kept the grapes cool while afternoon ocean breezes swept in and ensured grape quality remained high. Harvest began August 25 and finished October 20.