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2011 Fess Parker Winery Pinot Noir "Clone 115"

Fess Parker 2011 Clone 115 Pinot Noir

Winery: Fess Parker Winery

Vintage: 2011

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Clone 115"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Santa Rita Hills

State or country: CA

Price: $55

Cases produced: 301

KWG Score: 91.6 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: May 22, 2014

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Pinot from Fess Parker is very impressive. It opens with mild herb and faint red raspberry like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, nicely balanced and so smooth and graceful in your mouth. The flavor profile is a gentle plum and mild cola blend with hints of faint toasted oak and blueberry. The finish is dry and its fine tannins drift away so nicely. This is a very elegant Pinot that would pair perfectly with filet mignon. Enjoy this wine with your next romantic dinner. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: We began our clonal Pinot Noir program with the intent of isolating some of the very best individual lots in our cellar and capturing the nuances that each specific clone offers. This has remained a very small project - approximately twelve barrels of each wine - and delivers some of our finest expressions of Pinot Noir. The Clone 115 has attractive aromas of raspberry, rose petal and sandalwood. The palate has focused flavors of black cherry, cranberry and vanilla backed up with a streak of minerality and brisk acidity. Enjoy!

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