Fess Parker Ashley's Chardonnay 2015


SKU 114179


This wine shows pear, green apple, citrus, and lemon cream flavors complemented by attractive mineral notes with vanilla and toasty oak notes. Named after Fess' daughter, Ashley, this chardonnay represents the best of the acclaimed Sta. Rita Hills growing region.
Category White Wine
Country California
Region Central Coast
Appellation Sta. Rita Hills
Brand Fess Parker
Alcohol/vol 14.1%
  • we92

Wine EnthusiastFresh aromas of salty lemon cream, wet slate and riverstones, as well as a touch of slightly sour yogurt, show on the nose of this bottling from the vineyard named after Fess Parker's daughter, who now runs much of the company. The lively palate combines squeezes of citrus with a creamy mouthfeel that offers hints of nuts and orangesicle. It's a very cohesive wine.

Matt Kettmann, September 1, 2017
  • wa91

Wine AdvocateThe 2015 Chardonnay Ashley's Vineyard opens with lemon curd, white grapefruit and yuzu scents over suggestions of allspice, croissant and honeysuckle. The elegant, medium-bodied palate offers plenty of zesty citrus and spice layers, with a nice touch of silkiness and good length.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, September 29, 2017
  • ws91

Wine SpectatorRich and well-sculpted, with plenty of acidity behind the green apple, ripe citrus and pear tart flavors. Melon and tropical fruit notes linger on the finish, showing plenty of spice. Drink now through 2022. 1,439 cases made.

Kim Marcus, October 31, 2017