Fess Parker Older Barrels Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2017 Rated 94JD
Fess Parker Older Barrels Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2017 Rated 94JD pinot515
$109.99 $102.99 price per bottle
Jeb Dunnuck Review
Brought up in neutral four-year-old barrels and sourced all from Ashley's Vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills, the 2017 Pinot Noir Older Barrels has a complex, old-school nose of mulled cherries and black fruits, underbrush, and smoked earth. Rich, medium to full-bodied, and beautifully balanced, with fine tannins, I'd happily drink bottles over the coming 7-8 years.
Wine Enthusiast Review
This bottling offers heavily layered aromas of red cherry, wild thyme and sage. It hits the palate with heft, delivering boysenberry, bay leaf and peppercorn flavors to make for a full expression of the grape.
Our single vineyard and 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 16 months exclusively in four-year old, or "neutral," French barrels. The absence of new oak allows 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 fruits are backed up with firm acidity, minerality, and spice flavors on the palate. Enjoy!
Alcohol 14. 5%