2019 Ashley's Chardonnay
Type
Fess Parker Winery

2019 Ashley's Chardonnay

Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
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Wine Enthusiast
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Jeb Dunnuck
91
Vinous
93


Description

"Tight lime and Mandarin peel aromas meet with tart pear flesh on the sharp and crisp nose of this bottling. At first, the palate is driven by intense mineral flavors of chalk, and then waves of baked lemon, toast and sea salt slide in, making for complex enjoyment." ~ Wine Enthusiast 

"The 2019 Chardonnay Ashley's shows the body and mix of saline and tropical inflections that are so distinctive in Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay. Lemon peel, pineapple and exotic white flowers all build effortlessly in the glass. This is very nicely done." ~ Antonio Galloni's Vinous

"...deeper and richer, with more toast, hazelnut, and spice as well as ample tangerine and orchard fruits. Medium-bodied, nicely textured, and balanced, it has some textbook Sta. Rita Hills salinity and minerality on the finish..." ~ Jeb Dunnuck

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! 

Tasting Notes
COLOR: light straw AROMAS: white peach, apple, pear, honey, vanilla, baking spices, touch of oak FLAVORS: pear, citrus, lemon cream, green apple, pastry crust, vanilla, baking spices
Barrel Aging
100% barrel fermented and aged for 9 months in 40% new French oak
Cooperage
Mercurey, Sirugue, Gillet, Boutes, Francois Freres, D’Aquitaine
Vineyard Source
100% Ashley's Vineyard (Blocks G, H, I, J) located in the Sta. Rita Hills appellation
Wine Specs
Composition
100% Chardonnay
Alcohol %
13.3
Acid
0.650 g/100mL
pH
3.32
Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
Harvest Brix
21.5-23.6
Harvest Date
10/7-10/9/19
Production
1812 cases


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