Fess Parker Winery
2016 Ashley's Chardonnay
Sta. Rita Hills
"...shows toasted brioche, preserved lemon, sweet sandalwood and a touch of caramel on the nose. It hits the palate with a riper peachy sweetness, but then tightens into searing, laser-focused acidity rounded by hints of lemon and Gravenstein apple." ~ Wine Enthusiast
"Spicy and rich-tasting, with concentrated white fruit flavors that are backed by zesty acidity. The luscious finish features lemon meringue and gooseberry notes." ~ Wine Spectator
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.