2016 Ashley's Chardonnay Image

Type
Fess Parker Winery

2016 Ashley's Chardonnay

Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills

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SKU: CH16AV6P
Wine Spectator
90
Wine Enthusiast
93
Jeb Dunnuck
91
Vinous
93
Wine & Spirits
91

Description

"...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 

"...generous and resonant on the palate. Orange peel, lemon confit, spice and new French oak (34%) shape a broad, creamy Chardonnay
that will drink well with minimal cellaring." ~ Antonio Galloni's Vinous

"...Its medium gold color is followed by a spicy, toasty Chardonnay that has classic orchard fruits and white flower aromas, a core of sweet fruit, medium body, and a juicy finish. It's a total charmer to enjoy over the coming 4-5 years." ~ Jeb Dunnuck

"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.

 

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