2009 Ashley's Pinot Noir
Type
Fess Parker Winery

2009 Ashley's Pinot Noir

Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
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$60.00
 
SKU: PN09AV6pk
Wine Enthusiast
89
Robert Parker
90

Description

“The 2009 Pinot Noir Ashley's is a big super-ripe wine endowed with dark fruit, cola, sweet spices, vanilla and sweet French oak, all of which come together nicely. Ashley’s is made in a decidedly forward, flashy style and the oak (50% new barrels) is also a bit much for the wine’s structure. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2021.”  ~ Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Scents of black cherry, raspberry, cinnamon and all spice combine with graham cracker, vanilla and sandalwood on the nose. Layers of black cherry, red currant and cranberry are enhanced by a touch of earth and minerals that are rounded out by vanilla and baking spices for a long lingering finish on the palate.

Barrel Aging
16 months in 50% new French Oak
Vineyard Source
100% Rancho Las Hermanas Vineyard (formerly Ashley's Vineyard) located in the Sta. Rita Hills, from blocks W & 1A. Pommard Clone & Clone 115 used. Harvested at 24.4-25.7 Brix. 1.8-2.7 Tons per acre.

Wine Specs

Alcohol %
14.5
Acid
0.598 g/100ml
pH
3.58
Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
Harvest Date
9/15-10/8/09
Production
1257 cases