2015 Ashley's Pinot Noir Image

Type
Fess Parker Winery

2015 Ashley's Pinot Noir

Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills

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$58.00
 
SKU: PN15AV6P
Wine Spectator
90
Wine Enthusiast
93
Jeb Dunnuck
90
Vinous
92
Wine Advocate
92

Description

"This elegant bottling...features well-integrated aromas of cherry, rhubarb and smoke. That smoke also shows on the palate, where piquant raspberry, dried lavender, thyme, rosemary and allspice sizzle toward a lively finish." ~ Wine Enthusiast 

"Pale to medium ruby-purple colored...has pretty violets and red rose notes over a core of cranberries and pomegranate plus touches of bay leaves and mossy bark. The medium-bodied palate delivers a great intensity of red berry and earthy flavors with a pleasant suggestion of chewiness to the texture and long, lively finish." ~ Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"...a beautiful, lush wine that captures all of the natural raciness of the vintage while retaining terrific freshness and aromatic intensity for the year. Ripe dark cherry, plum, leather and spice build into the voluptuous finish. The 2015 Ashley's is a big wine, but its balance is impeccable. In particular, the 25% whole clusters add nuance but without being overpowering. There is a fair bit of new oak as well and yet the wine very clearly has the stuffing to handle it." ~ Antonio Galloni's Vinous

"...It offers lots of candied red fruits, licorice, smoked earth and sappy herbs notes with medium-bodied richness, good mid-palate concentration and a clean finish." ~ Jeb Dunnuck

Tasting Notes
COLOR: garnet AROMAS: cherry, black raspberry, wild strawberry, flinty, nutmeg/baking spices, sage, fennel, smoke FLAVORS: black cherry, cranberry, raspberry, red plum, grilled sage, toasted oak, dark chocolate
Barrel Aging
Aged 17 months in 100% French oak, of which 47% is new
Vineyard Source
100% Ashley's Vineyard (Blocks 4B, W, 8B, T, U) located in the Sta. Rita Hills Appellation

Wine Specs

Composition
100% Pinot Noir
Alcohol %
14.1
Acid
0.574 g/100mL
pH
3.62
Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
Harvest Brix
23.6-26.2
Harvest Date
8/21-9/8/15
Production
1474 cases