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2019 FEL Pinot Noir, Wendling Vineyard

2019 FEL Pinot Noir, Wendling Vineyard
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The density and darkness of Wendling Pinot Noir is always a bit of a surprise considering the site’s proximity to the cold Pacific Ocean. The nose features aromas of black cherry, cassis, cocoa, and Earl Grey tea, while the mouth is loaded with flavors of blackberry reduction, dark chocolate, and cinnamon. A well-structured wine, reflective of the steep hillside on which it was grown, its dense tannins provide great length in the mouth that is supported by the wine’s natural acidity. - Ryan Hodgins, Winemaker




Wine Specs
Vintage
2019
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Anderson Valley
Vineyard Designation
Wendling Vineyard
Bottling Date
February 2021
Alcohol %
14.2
Wine Enthusiast
94
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
Wendling Vineyard is owned and farmed by Paul Ardzrooni, whose vineyard management company farms many of the most acclaimed vineyards in Anderson Valley including our own Savoy Vineyard. Located in the deepest end of the “Deep End,” Wendling is the last vineyard before the valley closes and the Navarro River meanders a last few miles to the Mendocino Coast. Perched on a steep east facing hillside that protects the vines from the relentless cooling of the ocean’s onshore. Wendling is a meticulously farmed vineyard and produces wines of great depth and concentration. This wine is made of a blend of clones including several Dijon selections, Pommard, and a Selection Massale of cuttings recently brought over from Burgundy.
Production Notes
The fruit was harvested on September 16th and 18th at an average of 24.4° Brix. It then went through a five-day cold soak at 50°F, a seven-day primary fermentation, peaking at 94°F, and a three-day extended maceration. The wine was aged sixteen months in 60-gallon French oak barrels, 25% of which were new. Coopers include Atelier and Tremeaux.
Winemaker Notes
The density and darkness of Wendling Pinot Noir is always a bit of a surprise considering the site’s proximity to the cold Pacific Ocean. The nose features aromas of black cherry, cassis, cocoa, and Earl Grey tea, while the mouth is loaded with flavors of blackberry reduction, dark chocolate, and cinnamon. A well-structured wine, reflective of the steep hillside on which it was grown, its dense tannins provide great length in the mouth that is supported by the wine’s natural acidity. - Ryan Hodgins, Winemaker
Other Notes
190 cases produced