Fess Parker Winery
2019 Ashley's Chardonnay
New vintage release
Sta. Rita Hills
100% Ashley's Vineyard (Blocks G, H, I, J) located in the Sta. Rita Hills appellation
100% barrel fermented and aged for 9 months in 40% new French oak
Mercurey, Sirugue, Gillet, Boutes, Francois Freres, D’Aquitaine
Named after Fess' daughter, Ashley, this chardonnay represents the best of the acclaimed Sta. Rita Hills growing region. The majority of the grapes come from a vineyard developed by the Parker family in 1996 situated only 12 miles from the Pacific Ocean. The hillside sites, sandy soils, persistent ocean breezes and fog make for a cold growing environment; the perfect scenario for Chardonnay & Pinot Noir.
This wine shows bright apple, pear and citrus fruit flavors complemented by attractive mineral notes with vanilla and toasty oak notes from French oak aging. Enjoy!