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2016 FEL Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley

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Richly aromatic, the nose on this wine is loaded with notes of black cherry, boysenberry, and pomegranate. Subtle hints of dark chocolate, orange peel, and sage add depth and complexity. The palate is lively with fresh acidity which carries delicious flavors of strawberry, plum, toast, and caraway. Fine grained tannins provide a silky structure to the wine and a lengthy finish of succulent fruit flavor. This outstanding example of cool climate Pinot Noir will easily drink well for a decade or more.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Anderson Valley
Bottling Date
February 20, 2018
Alcohol %
14.3
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
This wine is 100% Pinot Noir, made of a blend of select clones including Pommard, Mt. Eden, Martini, and Dijon from vineyards including the expressive Ferrington and Donnelly Creek vineyards, both located just outside the town of Boonville, and our estate Savoy Vineyard, long recognized as a benchmark vineyard in Anderson Valley.
Production Notes
The fruit was harvested August 22 through September 27 at an average of 24.2° Brix. It then went through a five to seven-day cold soak at 55°F, a nine-day primary fermentation peaking at 88-92°F, and a three-day extended maceration. The wine was aged sixteen months in 60-gallon French oak barrels, 38% of which were new. Coopers include Cadus, Rousseau, Quintessence, François Frères, and Sirugue.
Winemaker Notes
Richly aromatic, the nose on this wine is loaded with notes of black cherry, boysenberry, and pomegranate. Subtle hints of dark chocolate, orange peel, and sage add depth and complexity. The palate is lively with fresh acidity which carries delicious flavors of strawberry, plum, toast, and caraway. Fine grained tannins provide a silky structure to the wine and a lengthy finish of succulent fruit flavor. This outstanding example of cool climate Pinot Noir will easily drink well for a decade or more.
Production
3,589 cases