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Date Printed: 12/17/2014
Fess Parker Ashley's Vineyard Chardonnay 2009
Fess Parker Ashley's Vineyard Chardonnay 2009
(search item no. 117461)
The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 12/17/2014: $29.99

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
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This award winning Sta. Rita Hills Chardonnay displays a beautiful light straw color and exhibits aromas of pear, apple, honey, vanilla, yellow peach and a touch of oak. Pear, citrus, apple, and lemon cream flavors are combined with pastry, vanilla and baking spices on the mouth. This well balanced chardonnay has good acidity and a nice creamy finish.
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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.