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2012 FEL Pinot Noir Donnelly Creek Vineyard Magnum, 1.5L

2012 FEL Pinot Noir Donnelly Creek Vineyard Magnum, 1.5L
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Aromas of black cherry, toast, and cola practically explode from the glass of this intensely aromatic wine. Hints of dark plum, pomegranate, and cassis mingle with Spanish cedar, cigar box, and espresso, developing further as wine sits in your glass. On the palate, black cherry is in the forefront once again, complemented by layers of kirsch, toast, and Christmas spices. Donnelly Creek historically produces our most structured Pinot Noirs, and this year is no exception; the fine grained tannins create a rich mouth feel and indicate that this wine will age gracefully for many years to come.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2012
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Anderson Valley
Vineyard Designation
Donnelly Creek Vineyard
Harvest Date
October 4 & 9, 2012
Bottling Date
January 15, 2014
Alcohol %
14.2
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
This wine is made of a blend of Pommard and Stang clones from two different blocks at Donnelly Creek Vineyard, located just outside the town of Boonville in the Anderson Valley Appellation.
Production Notes
The fruit was harvested October 4 and 9 at an average of 24.5° Brix. It then went through a seven day cold soak at 50°F, a nine day uninoculated primary fermentation peaking between 90 and 94°F, and a seven day extended maceration. The wine was aged fourteen months in 60 gallon French oak barrels, 62% of which were new. Coopers include Cadus, Rousseau, François Frères, and Sirugue.
Winemaker Notes
Aromas of black cherry, toast, and cola practically explode from the glass of this intensely aromatic wine. Hints of dark plum, pomegranate, and cassis mingle with Spanish cedar, cigar box, and espresso, developing further as wine sits in your glass. On the palate, black cherry is in the forefront once again, complemented by layers of kirsch, toast, and Christmas spices. Donnelly Creek historically produces our most structured Pinot Noirs, and this year is no exception; the fine grained tannins create a rich mouth feel and indicate that this wine will age gracefully for many years to come.
Production
209 cases