Fess Parker Winery
2015 Parker West Chardonnay
Sta. Rita Hills
Our single vineyard and small lot releases enable us to deliver some of our finest expressions of chardonnay by concentrating on specific vineyards, clonal selections or techniques. The Parker West Vineyard is a dynamic site planted in sandy soils on a windswept hillside several miles from the cold Pacific Ocean.
This chardonnay offers up generous notes of lemon cream, citrus, yellow peach, golden apple, toasty oak and vanilla all backed by bright, refreshing acidity.
"The 2015 Chardonnay Parker West Vineyard has apple pie and honey-drizzled peaches notes with touches of lightly browned toast and marzipan. Medium-bodied, with a good amount of savory and spiced apple flavors on offer, it has an appealing creaminess texturing the finish." ~ Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"...another terrific Chardonnay from winemaker Blair Fox. Aged 8 months in 50% new French oak, it offers lots of classic sautéed stone fruits, apple blossom and toasted notes in a rich, juicy, impressive and textured style. It has bright acidity and a rock-solid finish." ~ Jeb Dunnuck
"...terrific. There is plenty of Sta. Rita Hills lusciousness in the wine's texture, but picking at slightly lower sugars yields a Chardonnay with good depth as well as freshness. Citrus and floral notes add energy throughout." ~ Antonio Galloni's Vinous
"Toasty aromas lead the nose of this bottling from the Parker family’s own vineyard, with brioche, freshly peeled lemon and a slight walnut touch. The palate shows restraint, just barely allowing its crushed chalk, Asian pear, exotic white flower and chamomile flavors to shine through." ~ Wine Enthusiast