2017 Sierra Madre Chardonnay
Type
Fess Parker Winery

2017 Sierra Madre Chardonnay

Appellation
Santa Maria Valley
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$40.00
 
SKU: CH17SM6P
Wine Enthusiast
91
Wine Advocate
90

Description

"Dried lemons, poached apple, buttered toast and sandalwood converge for a classic yet expertly restrained nose on this bottling from a historic vineyard. The palate is crisp, fresh, ripe and savory all at once, presenting flavors of Asian pear, nectarine and Rainier cherry." ~ Wine Enthusiast 

"...features scents of dried apple slices, sliced almonds, lemon pith, cream and pastry crust with stone fruits at the core. It has a good interplay of honeyed citrus fruits in the mouth, with a light to medium weight, juicy acidity and a textured finish." ~ Wine Advocate 

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 210) located in the Santa Maria Valley

Wine Specs

Composition
100% Chardonnay
Alcohol %
14.1
Acid
0.786 g/100ml
pH
3.26
Appellation
Santa Maria Valley
Harvest Brix
24.0
Harvest Date
9/12/17
Production
350 cases