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2020 Older Barrels Pinot Noir
Technical Data
Composition
100% Pinot Noir (Clones: 115, 114, Pommard)
Alcohol %
14.1
Acidity
0.590 g/100mL
pH
3.59
Harvest Brix
24.0-25.0
Harvest Date
9/2-9/16/20
Production
298 cases
Type
Fess Parker Winery

2020 Older Barrels Pinot Noir

Less than 20 cases left!
Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Jeb Dunnuck
93
Vinous
93
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$60.00
 
SKU: PN20OB6P


Vineyard Sources
100% Ashley's Vineyard (Blocks U, W, T) located in the Sta. Rita Hills appellation
Barrel Aging
Aged 15 months in 100% neutral 4-year old
Cooperage
Meyrieux, Mercurey, Atelier Centre, Francois Freres, Seguin Morea
Technical Data
Composition
100% Pinot Noir (Clones: 115, 114, Pommard)
Alcohol %
14.1
Acidity
0.590 g/100mL
pH
3.59
Harvest Brix
24.0-25.0
Harvest Date
9/2-9/16/20
Production
298 cases
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!

Wine Critic Reviews
"The 2020 Pinot Noir Older Barrels is a selection from Ashley's done entirely in neutral oak. Interestingly, it shows quite a bit more vibrancy and intensity in its fruit. Succulent dark cherry, plum, spice, menthol and a touch of oak all come together effortlessly." ~ Antonio Galloni's Vinous "...brought up all in used barrels. Spiced red cherries, blackberries, leather, loamy earth, and candied flower notes all emerge from this beauty, and it's medium-bodied, with a silky texture, ultra-fine tannins, and a great finish. It's one of the standouts in 2020 and is well worth seeking out." ~ Jeb Dunnuck


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