2009 Foley Chardonnay "Barrel Select Rancho Santa Rosa"
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Barrel Select Rancho Santa Rosa"
Wine Category: Chardonnay
Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay
Region: Santa Rita Hills
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 443
KWG Score: 91 (based on 1 review)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)
Review date: May 7, 2012
Wine Review: This yellow colored Chardonnay opens with an inviting Bartlett Pear bouquet with a hint of apple and butterscotch. The flavor profile is a pleasant apple with notes of butterscotch and vanilla oak. I also detected a hint pineapple. The finish is dry and subtle. Serve this wine slightly chilled to bring out its best characteristics. It is food friendly and paired well with lobster and corn bisque. Enjoy – Ken
Winemaker Notes: The 2009 Barrel Select Chardonnay is pure and precise with scoops of hazelnuts and caramel. The aromas and flavors are loaded with heady pineapple, orange and vanilla. The palate is rich, concentrated and generous with spice and toasted oak. A fine natural acidity keeps the wine balanced and it finishes with finesse and elegance.
Organic status: not organic
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