2018 Older Barrels Pinot Noir
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Fess Parker Winery

2018 Older Barrels Pinot Noir

Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
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Description

Our small lot bottlings enable us to deliver some of our finest expressions of pinot noir by concentrating on specific vineyards, clonal selections or techniques.  The "Older Barrels" Pinot Noir is aged for 17 months exclusively in four-year old, or "neutral", French barrels. The absence of new oak allow for a more delicate, sophisticated wine showcasing purity of fruit flavors. This wine shows attractive dark cherry, raspberry and floral notes on the nose.  Cherry and cranberry fruit is backed up with firm acidity, minerality and spice flavors on the palate. Enjoy!

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 and older French oak barrels
Cooperage
Ermitage, Seguin Moreau, Sirugue, Meyrieux, Bel Air
Vineyard Source
100% Ashley's Vineyard (Blocks W, 4A, 1, T, 8B) located in the Sta. Rita Hills appellation

Wine Specs

Composition
100% Pinot Noir (Clones: Pommard, 667, 777, 115, 114)
Alcohol %
14.1
Acid
0.578 g/100mL
pH
3.64
Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
Harvest Brix
23.5-25.1
Harvest Date
9/14-10/8/18
Production
291 cases