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2020 FEL Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley, 1.5L

2020 FEL Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley, 1.5L
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Our 2020 Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley, is a reflection of the appellation’s excellent flavors, aromatics, and textures. What we love about the vineyards that make up this blend is that they are capable of depth, nuance, and concentration without sacrificing freshness and structure. First impressions of black cherry and rose petal on the nose open into mission fig and a citrus character that we associate with our favorite Pinot Noirs. The palate is focused and delicately layered, with darker notes of clove and cola mingling with bright raspberry and currant. Anderson Valley’s spice shows in the finish, with a familiar cedar and sous-bois, lifted to the last moments by bergamot and the return of the beautiful rose character with which the wine opens.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2020
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Anderson Valley
Bottling Date
January 2022
Alcohol %
13.9
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
The grapes were sourced from some of the premier vineyards in the Anderson Valley, including the expressive Ferrington and Wendling vineyards, located at opposite ends of the valley, as well as our benchmark estate Savoy Vineyard. This wine is 100% Pinot Noir, made of a blend of select clones including Pommard, Mt. Eden, Martini and Dijon.
Production Notes
The fruit was harvested August 24th through September 12th at an average of 23.9° 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, 40% of which were new. Coopers include Cadus, Atelier, Quintessence, Tremeaux, and Sirugue.
Winemaker Notes
Our 2020 Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley, is a reflection of the appellation’s excellent flavors, aromatics, and textures. What we love about the vineyards that make up this blend is that they are capable of depth, nuance, and concentration without sacrificing freshness and structure. First impressions of black cherry and rose petal on the nose open into mission fig and a citrus character that we associate with our favorite Pinot Noirs. The palate is focused and delicately layered, with darker notes of clove and cola mingling with bright raspberry and currant. Anderson Valley’s spice shows in the finish, with a familiar cedar and sous-bois, lifted to the last moments by bergamot and the return of the beautiful rose character with which the wine opens.