Fess Parker Ashley's Chardonnay 2018 750ml - Toast Wines by Taste
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Fess Parker Ashley's Chardonnay 2018 750ml
SKU: 14788

Fess Parker Ashley's Chardonnay 2018

  • v94
  • we93
  • jd91
  • ws89

750ml
$33.99

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Category White Wine
Varietal
Region California, Central Coast, Sta. Rita Hills
Brand Fess Parker
Alcohol/vol 14.1%

his chardonnay shows bright apple, pear and citrus fruit flavors complemented by attractive mineral notes with vanilla and toasty oak notes from French oak aging.

Vinous
  • v94

The 2018 Chardonnay Ashley's is gorgeous. Bright, floral and lifted, the Ashley's shows the more restrained side of the Sta. Rita Hills. White flowers, mint, orchard fruit, candied lemon peel, marzipan and light tropical accents give the Ashley's unreal complexity and nuance. This mid-weight Chardonnay has so much going on. It is without question one of the finest wines I have tasted from Fess Parker.

August 2020
Wine Enthusiast
  • we93

Aromas of citrus peel, lime pith and crushed sea shell show on the tightly wound nose of this bottling. The palate is also quite taut, combining chalk and lime peel into a brisk expression, with boundless energy lurking just below the surface. Drink 2021-2038.

July 1, 2020
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd91

The 2018 Chardonnay Ashley's comes from a vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills and was brought up in one-third new French oak. It has classic Sta. Rita Hills minerality and spice as well as notes of nectarines, spiced orchard fruits, salty minerality, and a kiss of iodine. Medium-bodied, elegant, and balanced on the palate, it should keep nicely for 4-5 years, if not longer.

August 4, 2020
Wine Spectator
  • ws89

Well-structured, with ripe apple, pear tart and dried mango flavors, backed by vibrant acidity. Hints of cinnamon bark show midpalate, revealing a languid, spicy finish. Drink now through 2023. 2,073 cases made.

2020

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