2012 Fess Parker Winery Pinot Noir "Sta. Rita Hills"
Winery: Fess Parker Winery
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Sta. Rita Hills"
Wine Category: Pinot Noir
Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir
Region: Santa Rita Hills
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 8,359
KWG Score: 90 (based on 5 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)
Review date: August 10, 2015
Wine Review: This ruby colored Pinot Noir from Fess Parker opens with a fragrant strawberry bouquet with hints of red raspberry and pomegranate. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, savory and fruit forward. The flavor profile is a tasty red raspberry and black raspberry blend with hints of vanilla oak, strawberry, anise and red beet. The finish is dry and its fruit flavors last for quite a while. This Pinot is food friendly would pair well with Cajun styled blackened snapper. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: On the nose, this wine exhibits aromas of black cherry, forest floor, lavender, raspberry, rose petal and vanilla. Flavors of Bing cherry, red currant, cranberry, earth, cacao and a touch of mineral can be savored. Pair this wine with a nice cheese plate, grilled salmon or braised short ribs.
Organic status: not organic
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