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    Fess Parker Ashley's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008
    Pinot Noir - Central Coast, California


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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 91 The Wine Advocate, 90 Wine Enthusiast, 90 International Wine Cellar

    Region: Central Coast, California

    Varietal: Pinot Noir

    Style: Earthy & Spicy

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.1%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 112126

    Winemaker's Notes:

    A dark ruby garnet color and aromas of cherry, raspberry, black tea, baking spices and vanilla, all set the stage for this elegant wine. Black cherry, ripe raspberry, nutmeg and wetstone with well integrated oak are highlighted by the hallmark acidity found in fruit from this cold climate vineyard. A great balance of acid, tannin, weight and fleshy texture frames it all in nicely and makes for terrific aging potential.

    Critical Acclaim:

    My favorite is the impressive 2008 Pinot Noir Ashley’s Vineyard. Deep plum/ruby to the rim, with a complex nose of black raspberries, black cherries, cola, earth, and forest floor, this broad, savory, full-bodied Pinot is impressively endowed with admirable purity and length. Drink this beauty over the next 7-8 years.

    91 Points
    The Wine Advocate

    Young now, with unintegrated oak, acidity and fruit. The parts want to come together, but need time. Really potent in cherry, currant, orange zest, licorice, Indian spice and sandalwood flavors that finish dry and intense. Give it until mid-2011.
    Cellar Selection

    90 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    Bright ruby. A highly aromatic bouquet shows fresh red berries, Asian spices and deeper cherry pit and smoky herb qualities. Deep but energetic, with lively raspberry and cherry flavors supported by zesty minerality. The spicy note repeats on a long, juicy and incisive finish. This will be even better in a couple of years, but there's lots going on now.

    90 Points
    International Wine Cellar
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    User Reviews:

    Robert Beck (2/18/2012)
    Needs a couple more years in the bottle.

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