Fess Parker Santa Barbara County Chardonnay

2015 / 750 ml. | Item #: 61606

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Critical Acclaim

VN89 Vinous Sep 2016

"The 2015 Chardonnay (Santa Barbara County) is an attractive wine to drink now and over the next few years. Forward and succulent, the 2015 offers tons of appeal. Orange blossom, white flowers and light buttered notes flesh out in the glass. The addition of 4% Pinot Blanc, 3% Viognier and 3% Riesling, all aromatic varieties, adds pretty floral top notes and also gives the wine more of a white-blend (rather than a pure varietal Chardonnay) personality. Best of all, the 2015 is a terrific value." (89 pts.)

WE88 Wine Enthusiast 12/1/2016

"Nice and easy aromas of lemon sorbet, Gravenstein apple and jasmine emerge from this ever-reliable bottling from the late actor-turned-vintner’s family winery. The flavors are also straightforward and quite quaffable, with a light acidity framing apple flesh and Anjou-pear slices." (88 pts.)

RP87 Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate 30th Aug 2016

"A rock-solid white that sells for a song is the 2015 Chardonnay Santa Barbara County (90% Chardonnay, 4% Pinot Blanc, 3% Viognier and 3% Riesling); it gives up lots of buttered orchard fruits, brioche, spice and a hint of citrus blossom in a medium-bodied, straightforward, beautifully quaffable style. It’s impeccably made and perfect for mid-week drinking." (87 pts.)


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More Information
SKU 61606
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name Fess Parker Santa Barbara County Chardonnay
Country United States
Region California
District Central Coast
Product Location - Location-Appellation Santa Barbara County
Package Size 750 ml.
Packaging - Non-Standard and Special N/A
Proof/Alcohol by Volume 14.1%
Brand Fess Parker
Brand URL N/A
Bottles per Case 12
Spirit/Port Style N/A
Vintage 2015
Bin Location N/A
Critical Acclaim N/A
Premier Pick No
Awards and Accolades N/A
Awards Description N/A
Spec. Designation N/A
Organic Description N/A
Wine Type Table Wine
Wine - Color White
Grape(s) Chardonnay
Primary Grape Chardonnay
Body N/A
Finish N/A
Food Pairing N/A
Occasion Pairing N/A
Dollar Sale (Y/N) No
Sweetness Scale N/A
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