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2020 Bien Nacido Chardonnay
Technical Data
Composition
100% Chardonnay
Alcohol %
14.1
Acidity
0.660 g/100mL
pH
3.32
Harvest Brix
22.8-24.8
Harvest Date
10/7-10/9/20
Production
966 cases
Type
Fess Parker Winery

2020 Bien Nacido Chardonnay

Appellation
Santa Maria Valley
Varietal
Chardonnay
Wine Enthusiast
94
Jeb Dunnuck
90
Vinous
94
Add To Cart
$44.00
$39.00
 
SKU: CH20BNV6P


Vineyard Sources
100% Bien Nacido Vineyard (Block M & O) located in the Santa Maria Valley
Barrel Aging
100% barrel fermented and aged for 8 months in 40% new French oak
Cooperage
Sirugue, Francois Freres, Cadus, Boutes
Technical Data
Composition
100% Chardonnay
Alcohol %
14.1
Acidity
0.660 g/100mL
pH
3.32
Harvest Brix
22.8-24.8
Harvest Date
10/7-10/9/20
Production
966 cases
Description

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!

Wine Critic Reviews
"The delicate yet detailed nature of this bottling is immensely appealing, starting with aromas of crisp nectarine, blanched almond and sea salt. The palate is quite complex, with familiar lemon-zest, white-flower and apple-peel touches, but also a more exotic streak of ginger." ~ Wine Enthusiast "The 2020 Chardonnay Bien Nacido Vineyard is exquisite. Bright and vibrant to the core, the Bien Nacido is super-complex and also expressive of site. Lemon confit, white flowers, mint, apricot and light tropical accents lend nuance to this creamy, supremely balanced Chardonnay from Fess Parker. The 2020 is impressive." ~ Antonio Galloni's Vinous "The 2020 Chardonnay Bien Nacido Vineyard brings the quality up a level, offering ripe orchard fruits, white pepper, and some charcoal and mineral nuances. It's medium-bodied and has a fleshy, layered mouthfeel, good acidity, and outstanding length." ~ Jeb Dunnuck


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