2018 Bien Nacido Chardonnay
Type
Fess Parker Winery

2018 Bien Nacido Chardonnay

Appellation
Santa Maria Valley
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Wine Spectator
91
Wine Enthusiast
92
Jeb Dunnuck
91
Vinous
93
Wine & Spirits
92

Description

"... another airy, gracious Chardonnay in this range. Green pear, white flowers, mint, slate and crushed rocks are all nicely lifted...It will be interesting to see if more weight develops in bottle. Even so, the 2018 is intriguing and delicious." ~ Antonio Galloni's Vinous

"There's a tightly woven streak of Meyer lemon peel on the nose of this single-vineyard expression yet there are also warmer tones of white peach and blanched almonds. The lean yet expressive palate's lemon blossom tang picks up broad yellow-flower flavors into the finish." ~ Wine Enthusiast 

"More spice, chamomile, white pepper, and resinous herb notes emerge from the medium-bodied 2018 Chardonnay Bien Nacido Vineyard. It offers integrated acidity, a crisp, clean mouthfeel, and a great finish." ~ Jeb Dunnuck

"Crunchy and fresh, with a deep core of apple, citrus and melon flavors, interwoven with vibrant savory and minerally elements. Offers a pure and rich-tasting finish." ~ Wine Spectator 

Tasting Notes
COLOR: straw AROMAS: citrus, orange zest, beeswax, croissant, vanilla, baking spices FLAVORS: golden apple, lemon meringue, vanilla, baked pear, toasty oak
Barrel Aging
100% barrel fermented and aged for 8 months in 36% new French oak
Cooperage
Boutes, Sirugue, Berthomieu
Vineyard Source
100% Bien Nacido Vineyard (Block M) located in the Santa Maria Valley

Wine Specs

Composition
100% Chardonnay
Alcohol %
14.1
Acid
0.619 g/100mL
pH
3.28
Appellation
Santa Maria Valley
Harvest Brix
22.6
Harvest Date
10/24-10/29/18
Production
670 cases
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