2016 Older Barrel Pinot Noir
Type
Fess Parker Winery

2016 Older Barrel Pinot Noir

Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
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SKU: PN16OB6P
Wine Enthusiast
93
Jeb Dunnuck
93
Vinous
90
Wine & Spirits
90
Wine Advocate
93

Description

"Matured in neutral wood, the 2016 Pinot Noir Older Barrels derives from Ashley's Vineyard and offers up notes of candied peel, plums, cinnamon and sweet red berries. On the palate, the wine is medium to full-bodied, supple and silky, with an expansive attack, excellent mid-palate depth and a long, sapid finish. More understated and savory in profile than the other vineyard-designate Pinot Noir bottlings, this was also one of my favorites." ~ Wine Advocate

"Dark aromas of black cherry, wet slate, loam and strong baking spice show on the nose of this bottling, which comes from some of the more neutral barrels in the winery. It's crisp and juicy on the palate, with rich flavors of wild cherry and cola, all cut by strong acidity." ~ Wine Enthusiast 

"...This deep ruby-colored effort gives up a ripe, smoky bouquet of red and black fruits, scorched earth, forest floor, and assorted spices. It's a deep, rich, powerful Pinot Noir that fills the mouth with fruit. Drink it over the coming decade." ~ Jeb Dunnuck

"...offers terrific fruit intensity to match its pliant, nuanced personality. This selection is aged in neutral barrels, an approach taken to exalt the wine's intense blueish stone fruit and spice character. The 2016 offers quite a bit of depth and concentration, even if some slightly angular contours remain." ~ Antonio Galloni's Vinous

 

Tasting Notes
COLOR: garnet AROMAS: wild strawberry, raspberry, sassafrass, cola, black tea, cigar box, rose petal, black cherry, vanilla FLAVORS: juicy, cranberry, red plum, currant, vanilla, cedar, nutmeg
Barrel Aging
Aged 16 months in 100% neutral 4-year old French oak barrels
Cooperage
Ermitage, Francois Freres, Boutes, Atelier
Vineyard Source
100% Ashley's Vineyard (Blocks W, 8B, 4A, 1 & T) located in the Sta. Rita Hills Appellation

Wine Specs

Composition
100% Pinot Noir (Clones Pommard, 667, 777, 115, 114)
Alcohol %
14.2
Acid
0.547 g/100mL
pH
3.64
Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
Harvest Brix
24.9-26.2
Harvest Date
8/30-9/12/16
Production
399 cases
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