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Foley Estate Chardonnay Bien Nacido Vineyard 2005

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Notes on the Foley Chardonnay Santa Rita Hills 2005 : WINE ADVOCATE REVIEW: 90 POINTS The 2005 Chardonnay Rancho Santa Rosa exhibits restrained tropical fruits intermixed with a subtle peach character. There is an attractive underpinning of tart acidity, a hint of oak, and a complex personality. It should age well for 2-4 years. WA # , #172 (Aug 2007) Drink 2007 - 2011 Robert ParkerWINEMAKER NOTES: Well-balanced, the wine exudes aromas of green apple, pear, grapefruit, tangerine, butterscotch and a mineral note of struck stone. Replete with crisp acidity the wine is fruit driven and boasts a lush, creamy texture in the mouth. FOLEY CHARDONNAY SANTA RITA HILLS 2005

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Foley Estates Vineyard & Winery:
Foley Estates Vineyard & Winery at Rancho Santa Rosa is the realization of vintner Bill Foley's dream to produce world class Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in Santa Barbara County. A historic parcel located in the Sta. (Santa) Rita Hills region of the Santa Ynez Valley, Rancho Santa Rosa was formerly a thoroughbred horse ranch. In 1998, the 460-acre property was purchased and planted to 230 acres ... Read more
Foley Estates Vineyard & Winery at Rancho Santa Rosa is the realization of vintner Bill Foley's dream to produce world class Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in Santa Barbara County. A historic parcel located in the Sta. (Santa) Rita Hills region of the Santa Ynez Valley, Rancho Santa Rosa was formerly a thoroughbred horse ranch. In 1998, the 460-acre property was purchased and planted to 230 acres of vineyard. Devoted to Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah, the vineyard has been subdivided into 59 micro-blocks with each being farmed, harvested and vinified separately. The handsome stables have been refurbished to house the winery, with tremendous detail going into the planning of a modern facility, while honoring age-old winemaking tradition. Read less

External Reviews for Foley Estate Chardonnay Bien Nacido Vineyard

External Review
Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesGolden in color, the wine is fruit-driven with aromas of pear, grapefruit, melon, butterscotch and mineral.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
07/02/2013

Opens with powerful lemon drop, lemon peel and toast aromas that turn firm and minerally in the mouth, almost hard, with a steely, gun-flint edge to the lemon custard flavors. With very high acidity, this polished Chard finishes dry and classy.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
07/02/2013

Intense and complex, with concentrated pear, apple, earth and nutmeg flavors that expand and gain velocity on the palate. Drink now through 2010.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
07/02/2013

The 2005 Chardonnay Rancho Santa Rosa exhibits restrained tropical fruits intermixed with a subtle peach character. There is an attractive underpinning of tart acidity, a hint of oak, and a complex personality. It should age well for 2–4 years.



Notes on the Foley Chardonnay Santa Rita Hills 2005 : WINE ADVOCATE REVIEW: 90 POINTS The 2005 Chardonnay Rancho Santa Rosa exhibits restrained tropical fruits intermixed with a subtle peach character. There is an attractive underpinning of tart acidity, a hint of oak, and a complex personality. It should age well for 2-4 years. WA # , #172 (Aug 2007) Drink 2007 - 2011 Robert ParkerWINEMAKER NOTES: Well-balanced, the wine exudes aromas of green apple, pear, grapefruit, tangerine, butterscotch and a mineral note of struck stone. Replete with crisp acidity the wine is fruit driven and boasts a lush, creamy texture in the mouth. FOLEY CHARDONNAY SANTA RITA HILLS 2005

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