Monday, December 11, 2006

Fess Parker Chardonnay II

Included in our last shipment from Fess Parker Wineclub was the 2004 Santa Barbara County Chardonnay. I have earlier reviewed Ashley's Vineyard Chardonnay from Fess Parker of the same vintage. This wine is a blend of that vineyard, Rodney's vineyard, White Hills vineyard and other premium vineyards in Santa Barbara County. This is a wine of the same spirit as the 2004 Ashley's Vineyard but not quite as refined as a single vineyard wine.
On the nose you get pear and tropical fruit. The palate shows more tropical fruit with citrus and light oak that ends in a long silky finish with round creaminess and soft acidity. A great every day Chardonnay for $18, or join the wineclub and get it for $14.40, Great on it's own or with a light salad or other lighter meal. Rated 87 by Robert Parker. This is a great crowd pleaser with quality!

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