2016 Ashley's Pinot Noir
Type
Fess Parker Winery

2016 Ashley's Pinot Noir

Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
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$58.00
 
SKU: PN16AV6P
Wine Spectator
92
Jeb Dunnuck
94
Vinous
91
Wine Advocate
93

Description

"I loved the 2016 Pinot Noir Ashley's. This beauty just jumps out of the glass with notes of black cherries, raspberries, scorched earth, spice box, and dried herbs. Rich, medium-bodied, elegant, and seamless, it's beautifully balanced and long, and certainly a great drink." ~ Jeb Dunnuck

"Lush spice accents frame the concentrated raspberry tart, dark cherry and pastry flavors. The finish lingers with creamy richness, featuring overtones of dark chocolate. Drink now through 2022." ~ Wine Spectator 

"...bright, precise and very nicely lifted. Red berry fruit and floral notes are at the core of this attractive, delineated Pinot from Fess Parker.
A dollop (25%) of whole clusters adds energy without overpowering the wine." ~ Antonio Galloni's Vinous

Tasting Notes
COLOR: ruby garnet AROMAS: black cherry, sage, lavender, forest floor, cigar box, red plum, boysenberry, cinnamon stick, vanilla FLAVORS: black cherry, red plum, baker's chocolate, tarragon, vanilla, clove, nutmeg
Barrel Aging
Aged 16 months in 100% French oak, of which 58% is new
Cooperage
Ermitage, Sirugue, Mercurey, Francois Freres, Gillet
Vineyard Source
100% Ashley's Vineyard (Blocks 1, W, 8B, T & 4A) located in the Sta. Rita Hills Appellation

Wine Specs

Composition
100% Pinot Noir (Clones 115, 777, 667 & 114)
Alcohol %
14.1
Acid
0.547 g/100mL
pH
3.70
Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
Harvest Brix
24.9-26.2
Harvest Date
8/30-9/12/16
Production
1191 cases