2015 Clone 115 Pinot Noir

Type
Fess Parker Winery

2015 Clone 115 Pinot Noir

Appellation
Santa Barbara County

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SKU: PN15C1156P
Wine Enthusiast
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Jeb Dunnuck
92
Wine Advocate
91

Description

Our clonal selection Pinot Noirs are made with the intent of isolating some of the very best individual lots in our cellar and capturing the nuances that each specific clone offers. This has remained a very small project - approximately six barrels of each wine - and delivers some of our finest expressions of Pinot Noir.

The Clone 115 Pinot Noir has attractive aromas of black cherry, black raspberry and baking spices. The palate has focused flavors of cranberry, red plum, cinnamon and milk chocolate backed up with a streak of minerality and brisk acidity. 

"The 2015 Pinot Noir Clone 115 is a beauty. Balanced, complete and nuanced, with lots of framboise, caramelized cherry and spice notes, it’s nicely textured on the palate, with medium-bodied weight and a good finish. Drink this charming, impeccably balanced 2015 over the coming 7-8 years." ~ Jeb Dunnuck

"...a pale to medium ruby-purple color and is scented of dried Provence herbs, underbrush and mossy bark with a core of warm cranberries and red currants, plus a touch of lavender. The medium-bodied palate is firmly structured with chewy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing with persistent earthy notes." ~ Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Tasting Notes
COLOR: garnet AROMAS: black cherry, black raspberry, forest floor, cigar box, baking spices, sage, vanilla FLAVORS: black cherry, cranberry, red plum, cinnamon, vanilla, milk chocolate
Barrel Aging
17 months in 29% new French oak
Cooperage
Meyrieux, Francois Freres, Gillet, Mercurey
Vineyard Source
100% Ashley's Vineyard (Blocks 1A & U) located in the Sta. Rita Hills Appellation. Harvested at 0.5-0.8 tons per acre.

Wine Specs

Composition
100% Pinot Noir (Clone 115)
Alcohol %
13.8
Acid
0.585 g/100mL
pH
3.69
Appellation
Santa Barbara County
Harvest Brix
24.4-26.2
Harvest Date
8/27-8/28/15
Production
346 cases