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Date Printed: 9/16/2014
Fess Parker Santa Barbara Chardonnay 2011
Fess Parker Santa Barbara Chardonnay 2011
(search item no. 119399)

PRICE ON 9/16/2014: $17.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2013 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2012 Tasting Panel rating: 90 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2005 The Wine News rating: 88 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Aromas of citrus, lemon cream and honey combine with toasty oak, nutmeg, yellow apple and orange blossom to create this refreshing Chardonnay. On the palate, flavors of citrus, green apple, honey, light cream, cantelope and vanilla couple with great texture, bright acidity and balance making this Chardonnay a great food friendly wine.

Pairs perfectly with crab cakes, roasted game hen or grilled pork chops.

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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.