Fess Parker Winery
2016 Sierra Madre Chardonnay
Santa Maria Valley
"Rounded aromas of Meyer lemon and white peach are quite plush, and there are hints of butter and oak also slipping into the nose of this bottling. There is great zip to the sip, where rich flavors of pan-fried apples are cut by strong acidity." ~ Wine Enthusiast
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!