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2020 Ashley's Chardonnay
Technical Data
Composition
100% Chardonnay
Alcohol %
13.1
Acidity
0.660 g/100mL
pH
3.44
Harvest Brix
20.9-23.0
Harvest Date
9/25-10/2/20
Production
1372 cases
Type
Fess Parker Winery

2020 Ashley's Chardonnay

Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
Varietal
Chardonnay
Wine Enthusiast
93
Jeb Dunnuck
90
Vinous
92
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Vineyard Sources
100% Ashley's Vineyard (Blocks G, H & I) located in the Sta. Rita Hills appellation
Barrel Aging
100% barrel fermented and aged for 8 months in 31% new French oak
Cooperage
Mercurey, Francois Freres, Atelier Centre
Technical Data
Composition
100% Chardonnay
Alcohol %
13.1
Acidity
0.660 g/100mL
pH
3.44
Harvest Brix
20.9-23.0
Harvest Date
9/25-10/2/20
Production
1372 cases
Description

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! 

Wine Critic Reviews
"Tart and ashy aromas of yellow apple, lemon peel and grapefruit zest make for a racy nose on this bottling. There's a great textural edge to the palate, where lemon pith and crisp acidity cuts through broad nectarine and salty almond flavors." ~ Wine Enthusiast "...deep, potent wine built on real structural intensity. Readers will find an especially savory, mineral style of Chardonnay. Sage, mint, chamomile, crushed rocks and dried flowers open over time, while the fruit is more in the background." ~ Antonio Galloni's Vinous "...offering a more floral, elegant style as well as pretty peach and citrus fruits, medium-bodied richness, terrific balance, and a great finish..." ~ Jeb Dunnuck


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