Fess Parker Chardonnay Ashley's
Our single vineyard and small lot releases enable us to deliver some of our finest expressions of chardonnay by concentrating on specific vineyards, clonal selections or techniques. Named after Fess’ daughter, Ashley, this hillside vineyard site sits only 12 miles from the cold Pacific Ocean with sandy, low vigor soils; a perfect sceanario for chardonnay.
| Wine Spectator 88 points (Jun 15 2015)
There’s plenty to admire here, from the full-bodied ripe pear, apple and honeydew flavors to the shades of citrus and light cedary oak. Turns simpler on the finish. Drink now. 2,062 cases made.-JL
Vinous 90 points (Dec 2014)
Bright yellow-gold. Ripe citrus fruits and melon on the perfumed nose. Fleshy and smooth in texture but lively as well, offering energetic orange, pear and honeydew flavors accented by hints of ginger and mace. Packs a punch but remains bright and lithe, with no excess fat. Finishes with very good focus and spicy persistence, the melon note repeating.