2018 Clone 115 Pinot Noir
Type
Fess Parker Winery

2018 Clone 115 Pinot Noir

Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
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SKU: PN18C1156P
Jeb Dunnuck
94
Vinous
94

Description

"...reveals a more ruby/plum color as well as spiced cherries, cola, spring flowers, and spicy incense. Rich, medium-bodied, and balanced, it stays nicely focused and elegant on the palate, with fine tannins and outstanding length." ~ Jeb Dunnuck

"...a rich, enveloping wine. Super-ripe red cherry fruit, blood orange, pomegranate, mint and a kiss of new French oak give the 115 its exuberant personality. Readers will find an especially lush, juicy style. Soft contours and extravagantly ripe fruit add to the wine's sense of immediacy." ~ Antonio Galloni's Vinous

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 - 14 barrels of wine - and delivers some of our finest expressions of Pinot Noir.

The Clone 115 Pinot Noir has attractive aromas of red cherry, raspberry, red plum, chocolate and clove. The palate has focused flavors of black cherry, black raspberry, grilled sage, plum, vanilla and cinnamon backed up with a streak of minerality and brisk acidity.

Tasting Notes
COLOR: garnet AROMAS: red cherry, raspberry, red plum, chocolate, forest floor, cigar box, cured tobacco, clove, cinnamon FLAVORS: black cherry, black raspberry, grilled sage, grilled plum, earth, vanilla, milk chocolate, clove, cinnamon
Barrel Aging
17 months in 46% new French oak
Cooperage
Francois Freres, Gillet, Mercurey, Meyrieux
Vineyard Source
100% Ashley's Vineyard (Block 1) located in the Sta. Rita Hills appellation

Wine Specs

Composition
100% Pinot Noir
Alcohol %
14.1
Acid
0.574 g/100mL
pH
3.62
Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
Harvest Brix
24.1-24.5
Harvest Date
9/14-9/26/18
Production
492 cases
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