2014 Older Barrel Pinot Noir

Type
Fess Parker Winery

2014 Older Barrel Pinot Noir

Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills

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$55.00
 
SKU: PN14OB6P
Wine Advocate
93

Description

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

Tasting Notes
COLOR: Garnet AROMAS: wild strawberry, raspberry, sassafrass, cola, black tea, cigar box, rose petal, black cherry, vanilla FLAVORS: juicy, cranberry, red plum, currant, vanilla, cedar, nutmeg
Aging
18 months in 100% neutral 4 year old French oak barrels
Production Notes
Francois Freres, Ermitage, Boutes, Mercurey, Remond, Seguin Moreau, Meyrieux
Vineyard Notes
100% Ashley's Vineyard (Blocks 1, 4A, W, T & 8B) located in the Sta. Rita Hills appellation. Clonal selection: 115, Pommard, 777, 114 & 667. Tons per acre: 1.8-2.9

Wine Specs

Other Notes
100% Pinot Noir
Alcohol %
14.1
Acid
0.610 g/100mL
pH
3.56
Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
Sugar
24.1-25.7
Harvest Date
8/27 - 9/8/14
Production
299 cases
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