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2018 Parker West Chardonnay
Technical Data
Composition
100% Chardonnay
Alcohol %
14.1
Acidity
0.624 g/100mL
pH
3.39
Harvest Brix
23.4-25.6
Harvest Date
10/19/18
Production
437 cases
Type
Fess Parker Winery

2018 Parker West Chardonnay

Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
Varietal
Chardonnay
Wine Enthusiast
92
Vinous
95
Wine & Spirits
91
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$40.00
 
SKU: CH18PW6P


Vineyard Sources
100% Parker West Vineyard (Blocks 6 & 7) located in the Sta. Rita Hills Appellation
Barrel Aging
100% barrel fermented and aged for 9 months in 42% new French oak
Cooperage
Sirugue, Francois Freres, Gillet
Technical Data
Composition
100% Chardonnay
Alcohol %
14.1
Acidity
0.624 g/100mL
pH
3.39
Harvest Brix
23.4-25.6
Harvest Date
10/19/18
Production
437 cases
Description

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. The Parker West vineyard is a dynamic site planted in sandy soils on a windswept hillside several miles from the cold Pacific Ocean.

This Chardonnay offers up generous notes of Golden Delicious apples, pear, wet stone and hazelnut all backed by bright, refreshing acidity. Only fourteen barrels of this distinctive and elegant wine were produced. Enjoy!

Wine Critic Reviews
"...laced with the essence of crushed rocks, lemon peel, white flowers and white pepper. This is an especially taut style, but there is also plenty of fruit depth to keep things in balance. This is such a gorgeous wine and also a terrific example of the style that comes so natural on the western edge of the Sta. Rita Hills." ~ Antonio Galloni's Vinous "Light brushes of lemon peel and rind and soft nectarine flesh make for a very pleasant nose on this bottling, while a hint of Marcona almond provides depth. There is a strong sizzle of acidity to the sip, where a chalky structure upholds lemon-peel and tangerine flavors." ~ Wine Enthusiast "A wild wine, this is all salted nuts and smoke in its aromas. The flavors are nutty but totally on point, the lees a touch sour in an intriguing way, and a salted lemon-orange brightness highlighting the mouthwatering acidity." ~ Wine & Spirits


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