2015 Ashley's Chardonnay

Type
Fess Parker Winery

2015 Ashley's Chardonnay

Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills

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SKU: CH15AV6P
Wine Enthusiast
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Jeb Dunnuck
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Description

Named after Fess' daughter, Ashley, this chardonnay represents the best of the acclaimed Sta. Rita Hills growing region. The majority of the grapes come from a vineyard developed by the Parker family in 1996 situated only 12 miles from the Pacific Ocean. This hillside sites, sandy soils, persistent ocean breezes and fog make for a cold growing environment; the perfect scenario for chardonnay and pinot noir.

This wine shows pear, green apple, citrus, and lemon cream flavors complemented by attractive mineral notes with vanilla and toasty oak notes. 

"...a beautiful, classic Chardonnay that offers loads of pleasure, in a vintage that’s all too often tart, bitter and charmless. Orchard fruits, buttered citrus and toasty/brioche-like nuances all emerge from this nicely textured Chardonnay that has bright acidity and a good finish." ~ Jeb Dunnuck 

"Fresh aromas of salty lemon cream, wet slate and riverstones, as well as a touch of slightly sour yogurt, show on the nose of this bottling from the vineyard named after Fess Parker’s daughter, who now runs much of the company. The lively palate combines squeezes of citrus with a creamy mouthfeel that offers hints of nuts and orangesicle. It’s a very cohesive wine."  ~ Wine Enthusiast 

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
Barrel Aging
100% barrel fermented and aged for 9 months in 39% new French oak
Cooperage
Mercurey, Sirugue, Gillet, Boutes, Francois Freres
Vineyard Source
84% Ashley's Vineyard and 16% Parker West Vineyard both located in the Sta. Rita Hills appellation

Wine Specs

Composition
100% Chardonnay
Alcohol %
14.1
Acid
0.674 g/100ml
pH
3.48
Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
Harvest Brix
21.3-24.9
Harvest Date
9/5 - 9/23/15
Production
1439 cases
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