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2019 Sierra Madre Chardonnay
Technical Data
Composition
100% Chardonnay
Alcohol %
14.1
Acidity
0.660 g/100mL
pH
3.32
Harvest Brix
24.9
Harvest Date
10/10/19
Production
149 cases
Type
Fess Parker Winery

2019 Sierra Madre Chardonnay

Appellation
Santa Maria Valley
Varietal
Chardonnay
Wine Enthusiast
91
Jeb Dunnuck
90
Vinous
93
Wine & Spirits
92
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Vineyard Sources
100% Sierra Madre Vineyard (Block 208 & 206C) located in the Santa Maria Valley
Barrel Aging
100% barrel fermented and aged for 9 months in 33% new French oak
Cooperage
Boutes
Technical Data
Composition
100% Chardonnay
Alcohol %
14.1
Acidity
0.660 g/100mL
pH
3.32
Harvest Brix
24.9
Harvest Date
10/10/19
Production
149 cases
Description

"...gorgeous. Bright and focused, the 2019 shows all the pedigree of this Santa Maria vineyard. The aromas and flavors are very nicely focused. Lemon confit, white flowers, mint and chalky notes all grace the 2019, a wine that balances energy and richness so well." ~ Antonio Galloni's Vinous

"This starts out nutty and rich when first poured, with a fleshy weight that's hard to resist. The flavors fall toward caramelized apple and pear, and despite the richness, the wine's texture keeps it focused and very long, driven by lavish oak flavors." ~ Wine & Spirits 

"Light aromas of gardenia and nectarine ride waves of soft cream on the nose of this single-vineyard expression. There’s firm tension to the palate, with lime and grapefruitpeel flavors, as more broad honeysuckle and orangeflesh flavors emerge toward the finish." ~ Wine Enthusiast 

"An outstanding effort...It’s medium-bodied, elegant, and just downright pretty, with a lively perfume of buttered orchard fruits, lemon, and a kiss of salty minerality. It should keep for 3-4 years." ~ Jeb Dunnuck

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! 



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