Fess Parker Older Barrels Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2018 Rated 94VM
$119.99 $112.99 price per bottle
VinoUS Media Review
The 2018 Pinot Noir Older Barrels is a selection from Ashley's aged in neutral oak. Plump and juicy, the 2018 offers striking immediacy and tons of sheer appeal. Dark cherry, plum, lavender, rose petal, spice and licorice build as this sumptuous, forward Pinot shows off its considerable charms. Drink now-2028. (Antonio Galloni)
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!