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2018 FEL Pinot Noir, Ferrington Vineyard

2018 FEL Pinot Noir, Ferrington Vineyard
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The vaunted Ferrington Vineyard is located just outside the town of Boonville, an area of Anderson Valley that is more protected from the maritime breeze, giving the wine from Ferrington a classically fruit-driven and opulent Pinot Noir character. This wine is made of a blend of Pommard, Wädenswil, and the Dijon clones 115, 777, and 828.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Anderson Valley
Vineyard Designation
Ferrington Vineyard
Bottling Date
February 28, 2020
Alcohol %
13.8
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
The vaunted Ferrington Vineyard is located just outside the town of Boonville, an area of Anderson Valley that is more protected from the maritime breeze, giving the wine from Ferrington a classically fruit-driven and opulent Pinot Noir character. This wine is made of a blend of Pommard, Wädenswil, and the Dijon clones 115, 777, and 828.
Production Notes
The 2018 vintage will be remembered for its consistently mild weather and even growing conditions. A dry winter turned into a very wet March, which replenished the ground water and refilled the ponds. After a final rainstorm in early April, the weather turned pleasant and sunny, with only a handful of days breaking 80°F before mid-June. The weather was perfect for bloom and the result was a larger than normal number of grape berries per cluster. Careful thinning in the vineyards prevented the abundant crop from becoming diluted. The summer progressed without any notable heat spikes until a small heat wave in late September, after most of our grapes had been already harvested. The wines from 2018 are fruit-forward and have a fresh acidity that will allow them to age well for many years.
Winemaker Notes
The fruit was harvested on September 10th at an average of 23.9° Brix. It then went through an eight-day cold soak at 50°F, a six-day uninoculated primary fermentation peaking at 92°F and was pressed at dryness. The wine was aged fifteen months in 60-gallon French oak barrels, 30% of which were new. Coopers include Atelier and Quintessence.
Production
239 cases
Other Notes
239 cases