Fess Parker Winery
2016 Pommard Clone Pinot Noir
Santa Barbara County
"...reveals an attractive bouquet of smoky raspberries, blood orange, spice, undergrowth and plum preserve, followed by a medium to full-bodied palate that's quite supple and expansive, balanced by juicy acids and concluding with a sappy, delicately tannic finish." ~ Wine Advocate
Our clonal selection of 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 - 16 barrels of each wine - and delivers some of our finest expressions of Pinot Noir.
The Pommard Clone is a darker, more brooding example of Pinot Noir. You will find black cherry, baking spices and even slightly smokey notes on the nose. The palate delivers nice structure with cherry, cranberry, cinnamon, vanilla and milk chocolate flavors.