2016 Parker West Chardonnay

Type
Fess Parker Winery

2016 Parker West Chardonnay

Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills

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SKU: CH16PW6P
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Description

"Buttered toast, oak, caramel, vanilla, white peach and crème brûlée indicate a very classic Californian style of Chardonnay on this bottling, but the winery is well versed in honing those elements into a wine that acid-lovers will still enjoy. The palate is zippy with acid that cuts through flavors of lemon oil, sandalwood and poached pears." ~ Wine Enthusiast 

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.

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 & aged for 8 months in 57% new French oak
Vineyard Source
100% Parker West Vineyard (Block 7) located in the Sta. Rita Hills Appellation

Wine Specs

Composition
100% Chardonnay
Alcohol %
14.7
Acid
0.752 g/100ml
pH
3.41
Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
Harvest Brix
26.6
Harvest Date
9/30/16
Production
177 cases