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2016 FEL Pinot Noir, Donnelly Creek Vineyard

2016 FEL Pinot Noir, Donnelly Creek Vineyard
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Sweet aromas of Marionberry pie, spice box, and Mission fig reflect Donnelly Creek Vineyard’s location in the slightly warmer end of Anderson Valley. Subtle notes of sweet French oak add further complexity to the nose and palate with hints of spice cake, nutmeg, and tea. In the mouth the dark fruit is complemented with notes of honey and orange blossom. A richly textured wine that will drink beautifully for many years to come.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Anderson Valley
Bottling Date
February 26, 2018
Alcohol %
14.1
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 most protected end of the Anderson Valley Appellation. Donnelly Creek’s warm days and cold nights consistently deliver abundant black fruit character and rich tannins.
Production Notes
The fruit was harvested on August 25th and September 16th at an average of 23.9° Brix. It then went through a five-day cold soak at 50°F, a nine-day uninoculated primary fermentation peaking between 90 and 94°F, and a five-day extended maceration. The wine was aged sixteen months in 60-gallon French oak barrels, 20% of which were new.
Winemaker Notes
Sweet aromas of Marionberry pie, spice box, and Mission fig reflect Donnelly Creek Vineyard’s location in the slightly warmer end of Anderson Valley. Subtle notes of sweet French oak add further complexity to the nose and palate with hints of spice cake, nutmeg, and tea. In the mouth the dark fruit is complemented with notes of honey and orange blossom. A richly textured wine that will drink beautifully for many years to come.
Production
119 cases