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Date Printed: 10/24/2014
Fess Parker Ashley's Vineyard Chardonnay 2012
Fess Parker Ashley's Vineyard Chardonnay 2012
(search item no. 130503)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 10/24/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
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
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This Chardonnay displays beautifully with its light straw color sharing aromas of pear, white peach, honey, apple and vanilla combining with a touch of oak and baking spices. Flavors of refreshing citrus, lemon cream, pear, green apple and pastry crust complement vanilla and baking spices 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.