2015 Parker West Chardonnay

Type
Fess Parker Winery

2015 Parker West Chardonnay

Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills

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$40.00
 
SKU: CH15PW6P
Wine Enthusiast
91
Jeb Dunnuck
92

Description

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. 

"...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 

"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

Tasting Notes
COLOR: golden straw AROMAS: yellow apple, pear, grilled pineapple, vanilla, cinnamon, grilled bread/toast, butterscotch FLAVORS: lemon cream, citrus, yellow peach, golden apple, toasty oak, vanilla
Barrel Aging
100% barrel fermented and aged for 8 months in 50% new French oak
Cooperage
Sirugue, Francois Freres
Vineyard Source
100% Parker West Vineyard (Blocks 7 & 6) located in the Sta. Rita Hills Appellation

Wine Specs

Composition
100% Chardonnay
Alcohol %
14.1
Acid
0.606 g/100mL
pH
3.53
Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
Harvest Brix
24.3
Harvest Date
9/18/15
Production
196 cases
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