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2020 Parker West Pinot Noir
Technical Data
Composition
100% Pinot Noir (Clone: 115, 777 & Pommard)
Alcohol %
13.5
Acidity
0.610 g/100mL
pH
3.64
Harvest Brix
23.1
Harvest Date
9/9-9/15/20
Production
574 cases
Type
Fess Parker Winery

2020 Parker West Pinot Noir

Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Wine Spectator
91
Wine Enthusiast
94
Jeb Dunnuck
92
Vinous
93
Add To Cart
$60.00
 
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Vineyard Sources
100% Parker West Vineyard (Blocks 1, 2 & 3) located in the Sta. Rita Hills appellation
Barrel Aging
Aged 15 months in French oak, of which 46% were new
Cooperage
Mercurey, Sirugue, Bel Air, Leroi
Technical Data
Composition
100% Pinot Noir (Clone: 115, 777 & Pommard)
Alcohol %
13.5
Acidity
0.610 g/100mL
pH
3.64
Harvest Brix
23.1
Harvest Date
9/9-9/15/20
Production
574 cases
Description

Our single vineyard and small lot releases enable us to deliver some of our finest expressions of Pinot Noir by concentrating on specific vineyards, clonal selections or techniques. The Parker West vineyard is a dynamic site planted in sandy soils on a windswept hillside several miles from the cold Pacific Ocean.

This Pinot Noir exhibits a true sense of place offering forward dark cherry, raspberry and floral notes supported by attractive mineral and spicy notes. This is a structured Pinot Noir that retains elegance and gracefulness due to bright natural acidity.

Wine Critic Reviews
"Plump cherry, strawberry and red melon aromas are made all the more inviting with a light kiss of toasted oak on the nose of this bottling. The oak shows a bit more strongly on the palate as a vanilla-like spice, but it’s the firm tannins, zesty acidity and fresh pomegranate flavors that attract the most attention." ~ Wine Enthusiast "The 2020 Pinot Noir Parker West is gorgeous. Nervy and brilliant, the 2020 is a bit tightly wound, but it’s a style that works so well. Bright red fruit, spice, blood orange and star anise open first, followed by a whole range of savory and floral accents from the whole clusters that add energy and brightness. All of the fruit is from Parker West." ~ Antonio Galloni's Vinous "Darker cherries, mulberries, leafy herbs, and earth all characterize the 2020 Pinot Noir Parker West, a more masculine, mineral-laced Pinot Noir that’s nicely balanced and structured. It's rock-solid and should have 4-6 years or more of prime drinking." ~ Jeb Dunnuck "Juicy and open in feel, with a lightly singed red tea hint along the edges of a red and black cherry core. A hint of wood spice pervades on the finish. A crowd-pleaser. Drink now through 2026." ~ Wine Spectator


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