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2020 Clone 115 Pinot Noir
Technical Data
Composition
100% Pinot Noir
Alcohol %
14.1
Acidity
0.630 g/100mL
pH
3.61
Harvest Brix
24.0-24.4
Harvest Date
9/11-9/16/20
Production
294 cases
Type
Fess Parker Winery

2020 Clone 115 Pinot Noir

Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Wine Enthusiast
91
Jeb Dunnuck
93
Vinous
94
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Vineyard Sources
100% Ashley's Vineyard (Block U) located in the Sta. Rita Hills appellation
Barrel Aging
15 months in 67% new French oak
Cooperage
Francois Freres, Mercurey, Quintessence, Epocure
Technical Data
Composition
100% Pinot Noir
Alcohol %
14.1
Acidity
0.630 g/100mL
pH
3.61
Harvest Brix
24.0-24.4
Harvest Date
9/11-9/16/20
Production
294 cases
Description

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.

Wine Critic Reviews
"...bright, punchy and full of character. It offers an intriguing mix of Dijon clone exuberance tempered by the decision to pick early and a good bit of stem inclusion. The 67% new oak is not especially evident. Instead, it is the purity of the dark red/purplish fruit that comes through." ~ Antonio Galloni's Vinous "...a clonal selection and there are just under 300 cases produced. Spiced red and black fruits, loamy earth, and dried herbs and flowers all emerge on the nose, and it's terrific on the palate as well, with a medium-bodied mouthfeel, ripe, sweet tannins, and outstanding length." ~ Jeb Dunnuck "Dark and somewhat extracted aromas of boysenberry meet with dark herb and sharp spice on the nose of this clonal selection. There’s a smoky, oaky streak to the palate that is heavier in style, with ripe flavors of baked berry and dried meat." ~ Wine Enthusiast


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