Fess Parker Winery
2015 Clone 115 Pinot Noir
Santa Barbara County
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.
"Fresh and easy aromas of raspberry, plum candy, dark rose petals, boysenberry and allspice show on the nose of this clonal study. The palate blends big, joyous purple fruit and grippy tannic tension, also presenting lavender and Sichuan peppercorn tones." ~ Wine Enthusiast
"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