2018 Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir
Type
Fess Parker Winery

2018 Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
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$30.00
 
SKU: PN18SRH
Wine Enthusiast
91
Jeb Dunnuck
91
Vinous
91

Description

"This widely available and fairly priced wine starts with aromas of tightly wound red fruit and dusty minerals. The palate deftly balances density with lifted acidity, carrying flavors of roasted cherry and root beer spice." ~ Wine Enthusiast

"...It has a beautiful bouquet of spiced cherry and raspberry fruits as well as subtle forest floor and spice notes, medium body, a kiss of background oak, and a classy finish. Drink this fruit-loaded, balanced, complex effort over the coming 3-5 years. It's a great value." ~ Jeb Dunnuck

"...absolutely delicious. Freshly cut flowers and rush of red berries gives the 2018 striking exuberance. Medium in body, refined and yet full of goodness, the 2018 is seductively beautiful. Served with just a bit of chill or at cellar temperature, it is a superb warm weather wine." ~ Antonio Galloni's Vinous

Since 1989 our family owned and operated winery has produced wines of superior quality and value. This hand crafted wine represents the best of what Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir has to offer. Bursting with flavors of spice, cranberry, light blueberry and strawberry, it displays great balance and a lingering finish. Enjoy! 

Tasting Notes
COLOR: garnet AROMAS: black cherry, sassafras, forest floor, baking spices, black tea, vanilla, sandalwood FLAVORS: black cherry, red plum, milk chocolate, cranberry, wild strawberry, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg
Barrel Aging
Aged 8 months in 100% French oak, of which 29% is new
Cooperage
Boswell, Atelier Centre, Mercurey, Bel Air, Sirugue
Vineyard Source
37% Rio Vista Vineyard, 29% Parker West Vineyard, 17% Ampelos Vineyard, 11% Honata Ranch, 6% Ashley's Vineyard, all located in the Sta. Rita Hills appellation

Wine Specs

Composition
100% Pinot Noir
Alcohol %
14.1
Acid
0.529 g/100mL
pH
3.68
Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
Harvest Brix
21.0-24.3
Harvest Date
9/13-10/2/18
Production
7011 cases