2017 Sanford & Benedict Chardonnay
Type
Fess Parker Winery

2017 Sanford & Benedict Chardonnay

Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
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SKU: CH17SB6P
Wine Spectator
91
Wine Enthusiast
91
Wine Advocate
92

Description

"Tangerine, lime peel and stone notes open to dried hay, lemon meringue, pie crust, honeycomb and floral notions on the nose...The medium to full-bodied palate gives up lovely honeyed fruits with a creamy texture, tangy acidity and a long, layered finish." ~ Wine Advocate 

"Light and bright aromas of lemon peel, Anjou pear and damp oak show on the nose of this single-vineyard expression. There is a tangy grip to the sip, where soft wood flavors meet with citrus flavors and are framed by a taut structure." ~ Wine Enthusiast 

"Intense and focused, with concentrated flavors of apple pastry, quince tart and lemon bar, filled with a rich creaminess. Light smoky and flinty notes show on the minerally finish. Drink now through 2023." ~ Wine Spectator  

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. In vintage 2017 we were fortunate to secure several tons of Chardonnay from one of the most historically significant vineyards in all of California, the iconic Sanford & Benedict. 

Originally planted in 1971, this mature vineyard yields a wine that is beautifully structured with plenty of fresh acidity and verve. The palate offers lovely citrus and tropical fruit flavors backed by enticing minerality and a hint of toast. 

Tasting Notes
COLOR: golden straw AROMAS: yellow apple, pear, honey, vanilla, cinnamon, butterscotch, touch of oak FLAVORS: yellow peach, citrus, lemon cream, green apple, pastry crust, vanilla, toasty oak
Barrel Aging
100% barrel fermented and aged for 9 months in 40% new French oak
Cooperage
Mercurey, Sirugue, Gillet
Vineyard Source
100% Sanford & Benedict Vineyard (Block T4) located in the Sta. Rita Hills Appellation

Wine Specs

Composition
100% Chardonnay
Alcohol %
14.1
Acid
0.587 g/100ml
pH
3.36
Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
Harvest Brix
24.4
Harvest Date
10/4/17
Production
383 cases
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