2016 Bien Nacido Chardonnay

Type
Fess Parker Winery

2016 Bien Nacido Chardonnay

Appellation
Santa Maria Valley

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$40.00
 
SKU: CH16BNV6P
Wine Spectator
89
Wine Enthusiast
90
Jeb Dunnuck
92
Vinous
93

Description

"...a classic Santa Maria Chardonnay that shows the layered profile that makes wines from this part of Santa Barbara so compelling. Orchard fruit, mint and floral notes are all vivid in this striking, perfumed Chardonnay. The Bien Nacido is class through and through." ~ Antonio Galloni's Vinous

"...a more serious wine and has a rich, mineral-laced, marine-influenced bouquet (which is classic Bien Nacido). Medium-bodied, crisp, and chiseled on the palate, with terrific purity and a great finish..." ~ Jeb Dunnuck

"Smashed lemon rinds, sandalwood oil, split pine logs and a touch of toast show on the nose of this bottling from the historic vineyard. It’s fresh on the palate with a sharp citrusy edge, which cuts through the fuller bodied midpalate flavors of pineapple and melon." ~ Wine Enthusiast 

"Well-concentrated apple, pear and melon flavors are flanked by creamy and spicy accents, with savory notes emerging on the fresh, crunchy finish.~ Wine Spectator 

Tasting Notes
COLOR: straw AROMAS: citrus, orange zest, beeswax, croissant, vanilla, baking spices FLAVORS: golden apple, lemon meringue, vanilla, baked pear, toasty oak
Barrel Aging
100% barrel fermented & aged for 9 months in 38% new French oak
Vineyard Source
100% Bien Nacido Vineyard (Block O) located in the Santa Maria Valley

Wine Specs

Composition
100% Chardonnay
Alcohol %
14.1
Acid
0.598 g/100mL
pH
3.41
Appellation
Santa Maria Valley
Harvest Brix
24.1
Harvest Date
9/16/16
Production
500 cases