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Type
Fess Parker Winery

2015 Bien Nacido Pinot Noir

Appellation
Santa Maria Valley

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SKU: PN15BNV6P
Wine Spectator
90
Wine Enthusiast
92
Wine Advocate
93

Description

"Pale to medium ruby-purple colored...has a beautifully intense core of black raspberries and black cherries over a violets, fragrant earth and baking spice perfume. Medium-bodied, it fills the palate with ripe red and black berry flavors, supported by fine-grained tannins and just enough freshness, finishing with lingering spicy layers." ~ Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

"Rich red cherry, rust, smoke and crushed gravel aromas show on the nose of this bottling from the historic vineyard. Smoked meat, lavender and rose petal notes play with cranberry, pomegranate and hibiscus flavors, creating a pleasant mix of delicate and savory elements." ~ Wine Enthusiast

"Ripe and rich-tasting, with plenty of cedary and savory notes to the ripe cherry, berry and damson plum flavors. Creamy accents extend on the seductively spicy finish." ~ Wine Spectator

"A powerful, bold wine, the 2015 Pinot Noir Bien Nacido Vineyard offers serious flavor intensity and depth..." ~ Antonio Galloni's Vinous

 

Tasting Notes
COLOR: dark garnet AROMAS: explosive cherry, strawberry / rhubarb, earth, baking spices, vanilla, lilac / floral FLAVORS: black cherry, black plum, blueberry, boysenberry, earth, dried tobacco, dark chocolate
Barrel Aging
Aged 17 months in 100% French oak, of which 55% is new
Cooperage
Ermitage, Meyrieux, Mercurey, Francois Freres, Remond
Vineyard Source
100% Bien Nacido Vineyard (Block F) located in the Santa Maria Valley

Wine Specs

Composition
100% Pinot Noir
Alcohol %
14.1
Acid
0.534 g/100mL
pH
3.76
Appellation
Santa Maria Valley
Harvest Brix
23.6-24.9
Harvest Date
8/26-9/2/15
Production
744 cases