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Date Printed: 9/18/2014
Fess Parker Ashley's Vineyard Chardonnay 2003
Fess Parker Ashley's Vineyard Chardonnay 2003
(search item no. 86500)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 9/18/2014: $26.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2011 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This vineyard makes for a slightly leaner and more elegant style of chardonnay with light butter, toasty oak, apple, vanilla and light spice on the nose. This Chardonnay is nicely balanced with well integrated oak highlighting apples and citrus for a lengthy full finish on the palate.
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About Fess Parker:

When Fess Parker was cast in the roll of Davy Crockett in the mid-1950's, it caused an international sensation and changed his life forever. So, too, did the purchase of 714 acres in the Santa Ynez Valley change the course of the Parker family's history.

Realizing the potential of Santa Barbara County as a premium grape-growing region, Fess and his son, Eli, originally set out in 1989 to plant a small vineyard and sell fruit to local producers. But, as Fess' daughter, Ashley explains, "Fess is from Texas, so he can't do anything small." The Fess Parker Winery and Vineyard now farms almost 700 acres on four vineyards throughout Santa Barbara County.