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2012 Fathers and Daughters Pinot Noir "Ella's Reserve"

2012 Fathers and Daughters Pinot Noir "Ella's Reserve"

Winery: Fathers and Daughters

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Ella's Reserve"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Region: Anderson Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $53

Cases produced: 62

KWG Score: 92 (based on 1 review)

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

Review date: September 29, 2017

Wine Review: This very dark ruby colored Pinot Noir sourced from the Ferrington Vineyard in Anderson Valley is really good. It opens with an attractive blueberry and black cherry bouquet with a hint of cola in the background. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic and savory. The flavor profile is a wild strawberry with notes of red raspberry and minerality. I also detected hints of cinnamon, old oak and black cherry mixed in as well. This is a pretty complex Pinot. The finish is dry and its flavors and acidity drift away nicely. This is their inaugural version of this wine. It is a very nice first effort! I doubt there is much left as only 62 cases were produced. I look forward to reviewing more recent vintages. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The 2012 Ella's Reserve is a complex, balanced and vibrant Pinot Noir. The nose is instantly compelling with complexity and depth which draws one in. Exotic spice abounds with nutmeg, burdock, plum skin, and graphite. Fresh fruity and floral aromas slowly unfold showing violets, rose petal, bergamot, and red current. Candied fruit, bramble, and sweet tobacco give this wine a rich and supple quality. The palate on this wine is bright, focused, and strung with a tension that will reward cellaring. The lively fruit component leads with flavors of Bing cherry, pomegranate, strawberry, and plum. Richer flavors of rhubarb pie, black tea, and cola linger on the mid-palate.

Organic status: not organic

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