2017 Older Barrel Pinot Noir
Type
Fess Parker Winery

2017 Older Barrel Pinot Noir

Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
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$60.00
 
SKU: PN17OB6P
Wine Spectator
92
Wine Enthusiast
93
Jeb Dunnuck
94
Vinous
91
Wine & Spirits
90
Wine Advocate
92

Description

"This bottling offers heavily layered aromas of red cherry, wild thyme and sage. It hits the palate with heft, delivering boysenberry, bay leaf and peppercorn flavors to make for a full expression of the grape." ~ Wine Enthusiast 

"An elegant red, featuring fine-grained red fruit flavors that are filled with lithe minerality and spiciness. Crunchy adidity ties all the elements together. Finishes with touches of cocoa powder." ~ Wine Spectator 

"Medium ruby, the 2017 Pinot Noir Older Barrels gives up notes of dried black tea leaves, granite, woodsmoke, dried tobacco leaves, violet and forest floor with a core of ripe red and blue fruits. Medium-bodied, it features wonderfully concentrated, spiced fruits in the mouth with ripe, grainy tannins and great juicy acidity, finishing long and layered." ~ Wine Advocate 

"The 2017 Pinot Noir Older Barrels is a selection from Ashley's done in all neutral oak, which, not surprisingly, brings out a decidedly understated and gracious expression of the Sta. Rita hills. Floral and spiced notes are nicely lifted over a core of sweet Pinot fruit." ~ Antonio Galloni's Vinous

Tasting Notes
COLOR: ruby garnet AROMAS: red cherry, raspberry, red plum, cola, baking spices, forest floor, vanilla, cigar box FLAVORS: Bing cherry, red currant, black plum, baker's chocolate, vanilla, grilled sage, nutmeg
Barrel Aging
Aged 17 months in 100% neutral 4-year old & older French oak barrels
Cooperage
Ermitage, Seguin Moreau, Sirugue, Meyrieux, Bel Air
Vineyard Source
100% Ashley's Vineyard (Blocks W, 4A & 1) located in the Sta. Rita Hills Appellation

Wine Specs

Composition
100% Pinot Noir (Clones Pommard, 667, 777, 115 & 114)
Alcohol %
14.1
Acid
0.626 g/100mL
pH
3.56
Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
Harvest Brix
23.3-26.2
Harvest Date
9/6-9/15/17
Production
301 cases
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