Fess Parker Winery
2016 Parker West Chardonnay
Sta. Rita Hills
"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
"...offers lovely density and structure. Lemon confit, white flowers, mint and white pepper give the wine brightness, but the overall
structural feel is one of verticality. Even with all of its intensity, the Parker West is relatively understated in its overall feel." ~ Antonio Galloni's Vinous
"...Medium gold-colored, with lots of melon ball, buttered citrus, and tropical aromas and flavors, it's nicely textured, has medium body, and good acidity. This clean, nicely balanced Chardonnay is perfect for drinking over the coming 4-5 years." ~ Jeb Dunnuck
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.