2016 Ashley's Chardonnay

Type
Fess Parker Winery

2016 Ashley's Chardonnay

Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills

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SKU: CH16AV6P
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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. The hillside sites, sandy soils, persistent ocean breezes and fog make for a cold growing environment; the perfect scenario for Chardonnay.

 

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 & aged for 9 months in 35% new French oak
Cooperage
Mercurey, Sirugue, Gillet, Boutes, Francois Freres, Berthomieu
Vineyard Source
100% Ashley's Vineyard (Blocks H, G, 6D, I) located in the Sta. Rita Hills

Wine Specs

Composition
100% Chardonnay
Alcohol %
14.1
Acid
0.733 g/100mL
pH
3.41
Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
Harvest Brix
23.5-25.8
Harvest Date
9/14-9/26/16
Production
2,140 cases