Fess Parker Ashley's Vineyard Chardonnay 2009

Chardonnay from Central Coast, California

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Item No. 117461
  • white wine
  • RP92
Style: Rich & Creamy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2008
  • WE95
  • 2004
  • WE93
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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.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2009 Chardonnay Ashley's is a rich, buttery Chardonnay graced with exquisite class. Layers of ripe, tropical fruit flow gracefully from this vivid, beautifully articulated version of California Chardonnay. The French oak is present but not excessive. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2016."
92 Points

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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...

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Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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