2018 Sierra Madre Chardonnay
Type
Fess Parker Winery

2018 Sierra Madre Chardonnay

Appellation
Santa Maria Valley
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SKU: CH18SM6P
Wine Enthusiast
91
Jeb Dunnuck
93
Vinous
93


Description

"...Plenty of honeyed orchard fruits, brioche, and spicy notes emerge from this beauty, which is a richer, medium to full-bodied effort that stays balanced and lively." ~ Jeb Dunnuck

"...a superb wine to drink now and over the next handful of years. Ripe apricot, tangerine oil and passionfruit give the 2018 striking layers of exoticism to play off its racy contours and sumptuous feel." ~ Antonio Galloni's Vinous

"Chalk and crushed seashell aromas met with sea salt and lemon on the alluring nose of this bottling. The palate is very cohesive, combining tangerine and apricot elements with a vibrantly acid-driven structure." ~ Wine Enthusiast  

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 and aged for 8 months in 38% new French oak
Cooperage
Berthomieu, Sirugue
Vineyard Source
100% Sierra Madre Vineyard (Block 208) located in the Santa Maria Valley
Wine Specs
Composition
100% Chardonnay
Alcohol %
14.1
Acid
0.576 g/100mL
pH
3.40
Appellation
Santa Maria Valley
Harvest Brix
23.5
Harvest Date
10/11/18
Production
392 cases


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