Fess Parker Santa Rita Hills Pommard Clone Pinot Noir
Fess Parker Santa Rita Hills Pommard Clone Pinot Noir

Fess Parker Older Barrels Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2019 Rated 93JD

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Rated 93
The 2019 Pinot Noir Older Barrels comes from the Rancho Las Hermana Vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills and is a barrel selection from neutral oak. It saw 20-25% stems. It's one of the more Burgundian styled wines in the lineup and has ample red and black fruits as well as forest floor, earth, and spice-like aromas and flavors. Nicely textured and medium-bodied on the palate, with ripe tannins, it's another unquestionably outstanding Pinot Noir from this estate.

Wine Tasting Notes
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 Fess Parker Older Barrels Santa Rita Hills 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!