Fess Parker Winery
2014 Older Barrel Pinot Noir
Sta. Rita Hills
Our small lot bottlings enable us to deliver some of our finest expressions of pinot noir by concentrating on specific vineyards, clonal selections or techniques. The "Older Barrels" Pinot Noir is aged for 18 months exclusively in four-year old, or "neutral", French barrels. The absence of new oak allow for a more delicate, sophisticated wine showcasing purity of fruit flavors.
"The deep ruby colored 2014 Pinot Noir Older Barrel offers beautiful purity in its black raspberry, smoked herbs, forest floor and spicefilled bouquet. This gives way to a pure, elegant, yet concentrated, rich, classic Cali-styled Pinot Noir. It's another fruit-filled wine from this estate that's a joy to drink. Coming from a top barrel selection (there are only 4 barrels) and the sand and clay soils of the Rancho Las Hermanas site, it saw upwards of 25% whole clusters and 18 months in four-year-old barrels. It should drink nicely for 7-8 years." ~ Wine Advocate