2016 Sierra Madre Chardonnay

Type
Fess Parker Winery

2016 Sierra Madre Chardonnay

Appellation
Santa Maria Valley

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SKU: CH16SM6P
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Description

Sierra Madre Vineyard experiences ample fog and cool breezes funneled directly from the Pacific coastline which makes for very slow ripening and well developed flavors with great depth. 

Barrel fermentation and subsequent sur lie aging give this wine a rich and creamy texture. The extended ripening process delivers aromas of a ripe asian pear, wet stone and citrus that are followed by flavors of creamy vanilla, apple pie and pear. Best when served lightly chilled, this wine is smooth, luscious and eminently drinkable. Enjoy! 

Tasting Notes
COLOR: straw AROMAS: citrus, baked pear, red apple, cinnamon, fennel, honey FLAVORS: green apple, pear, lemon cream, graham cracker, pie crust, rich with bright acidity, mineral finish, creamy mouthfeel
Barrel Aging
100% barrel fermented & aged for 9 months in 50% new French oak
Cooperage
Mercurey, Boutes
Vineyard Source
100% Sierra Madre Vineyard (Block 206C) located in the Santa Maria Valley

Wine Specs

Composition
100% Chardonnay
Alcohol %
14.1
Acid
0.641 g/100mL
pH
3.46
Appellation
Santa Maria Valley
Harvest Brix
23.4
Harvest Date
9/29/16
Production
193 cases