2017 Ashley's Chardonnay
Type
Fess Parker Winery

2017 Ashley's Chardonnay

Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
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$40.00
 
SKU: CH17AV6P
Wine Spectator
91
Wine Enthusiast
93
Vinous
92
Wine Advocate
90

Description

"Tangy lime and grapefruit aromas cut through the prominent sense of oak on the nose of this bottling. The palate is extremely crisp, framed by laser-sharp acidity and tense tannins, offering flavors of lemon peel, kumquat and more citrus." ~ Wine Enthusiast 

"...super-expressive. Lemon confit, white flowers, mint and white pepper all grace this open-knit, beautifully resonant Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay. Rich and unctuous on the palate, yet with terrific floral lift and brightness, the Ashley's is a winner in this range from Fess Parker." ~ Antonio Galloni's Vinous

"Dried mint and tarragon notes accent the fresh-cut green apple and Asian pear flavors. The spicy finish features toasty and pastry details. Drink now through 2024." ~ Wine Spectator

"Shy on the nose with toast and smoke to begin, the 2017 Chardonnay Ashley's Vineyard slowly opens to lemon pith, Red Delicious apple, dried hay and white apricot. It's citrusy and minerally in the mouth and light to medium-bodied, with juicy acidity and a textured finish." ~ Wine Advocate 
 

Tasting Notes
COLOR: light straw AROMAS: white peach, apple, pear, honey, vanilla, baking spices, touch of oak FLAVORS: pear, citrus, lemon cream, green apple, pastry crust, vanilla, baking spices
Barrel Aging
100% barrel fermented & aged for 9 months in 36% new French oak
Cooperage
Mercurey, Sirugue, Gillet, Boutes, Francois Freres, D'Aquaitane
Vineyard Source
100% Ashley's Vineyard (Blocks H, G, I, J, 6D) located in the Sta. Rita Hills appellation

Wine Specs

Composition
100% Chardonnay
Alcohol %
13.3
Acid
0.680 g/100mL
pH
3.52
Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
Harvest Brix
20.0-24.7
Harvest Date
9/14-9/29/17
Production
2,109 cases