2014 Ashley's Chardonnay

Type
Fess Parker Winery

2014 Ashley's Chardonnay

Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills

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$37.00
 
SKU: CH14AV6P
Wine Enthusiast
92
Vinous
93
Wine & Spirits
91
Wine Advocate
92

Description

"Light aromas of beeswax, crushed chalk and scratch lemon skins emerge steadily on the nose of this single vineyard bottling, which carries lots of life and would thrive in a cellar. The chalky texture of the palate frames red apple, yellow pear, lime rind and sea salt flavors, with lots of acidic sizzle." ~ Wine Enthusiast

“The 2014 Chardonnay Ashley's is laced with lemon confit, jasmine, mint, sweet spice and lightly buttered notes, all of which are nicely woven together. Mid-weight, precise and nuanced, the Ashley's is very nicely done. This is an especially restrained, classy style for the Sta. Rita Hills.” ~ Antonio Galloni's Vinous

"Always one of my favorite whites from Fess Parker, the 2014 Chardonnay Ashley’s Vineyard is primarily from the Rancho Las Hermanas Vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills (all sandy soils) and is barrelfermented and aged nine months in 30% new French oak. Ripe peach orchard fruits and tons of salty minerality emerge from this fleshy, textured, medium-bodied Chardonnay that has a great mix of richness and freshness. Drink over the coming 2-4 years." ~ Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"There's clean vibrancy to this chardonnay grown on a sandy hillside 12 miles from the Pacific.  Its juicy yellow-raspberry flavor is confidently ripe, yet tightens in the end on salty coastal acidity. It feels pithy rather than fat, a match for salt cod croquettes."  ~ Wine & Spirits 

Tasting Notes
COLOR: light straw AROMAS: white peach, apple, pear, honey, vanilla, baking spices, touch of oak FLAVORS: pear, citrus, lemon cream, green apple, pastry crust, vanilla, baking spices
Aging
Aged 9 months in 38% new French oak
Production Notes
Mercurey, Sirugue, Gillet, Boutes, Francois Freres
Vineyard Notes
91% Ashley's Vineyard (Blocks H, G, I, 6D, J) & 9% Parker West Vineyard (Blocks 6, 7) both located in the Sta. Rita Hills Appellation.

Wine Specs

Other Notes
100% Chardonnay
Alcohol %
14.2
Acid
0.755 g/100mL
pH
3.30
Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
Sugar
23.1-25.1
Harvest Date
9/12 - 9/25/14
Production
1947 cases
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