2019 Bien Nacido Chardonnay
Type
Fess Parker Winery

2019 Bien Nacido Chardonnay

Appellation
Santa Maria Valley
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Wine Spectator
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91


Description

"Chalky aromas of wet earth and lime pith show on the nose of this single-vineyard expression, Seared orange and wet gravel show on the sip, with a lemon-pith acidity leading through the crushed stone minerality." ~ Wine Enthusiast 

"Very fresh and sleek, with sea salt accents to the mineral and crisp green apple flavors. The powerfully structured and zesty finish shows hints of dried savory herbs. Drink now through 2025." ~ Wine Spectator 

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. We have worked with fruit from this historically famous vineyard since 1990; the results have been fabulous! 

This chardonnay is generous in texture but balanced by bright acidity. You will find aromas of pear, baked pineapple and graham cracker on the nose. The palate is expansive yet focused with forward tropical fruit flavors backed by attractive mineral and vanilla notes adding complexity. Enjoy!

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 9 months in 30% new French oak
Cooperage
Mercurey, Gillet
Vineyard Source
100% Bien Nacido Vineyard (Block M) located in the Santa Maria Valley

Wine Specs

Composition
100% Chardonnay
Alcohol %
13.5
Acid
0.610 g/100mL
pH
3.30
Appellation
Santa Maria Valley
Harvest Brix
23.2
Harvest Date
10/11/19
Production
638 cases


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