WA 92 WE 92 AG 90 IWC 90 Pts - According to Wine Advocate - More Burgundian in style, with notions of forest floor, spring flowers, dried spice and both red and black fruit, the 2012 Pinot Noir Ashley's Vineyard was fermented with 20% whole clusters and spent 16 months in 47% new French oak prior to bottling. Grippy and energetic on the palate, with terrific purity of fruit, it has a touch of oak to integrate, yet will have upward of a decade of longevity.
According to Wine Enthusiast - This age-worthy wine smells like the shady side of a mountain, with black olive notes and roasted fennel alongside cedar-spiced strawberries and brambly berries. Both firm tannins and pungent acidity fuel the palate, with cherry, raspberry and slightly bitter espresso. Drink 2020–2025.
According to Antonio Galloni - Black cherry, plum, spice and French oak are some of the notes that inform the 2012 Pinot Noir Ashley's. This is another overt, racy Pinot built on expressive fruit and soft, enveloping texture. The soft, pliant finish is especially of note. In 2012, this site, now known as Las Hermanas, was picked over more than three weeks.
According to International Wine Cellar - Bright ruby. Brooding aromas of cherry compote, blackberry and smoky minerals, with a peppery nuance adding vibrancy. Brighter red fruit flavors are complicated by candied licorice, Asian spices and an exotic cured meat nuance. In a burly style, finishing with good chewy persistence, dusty tannins and lingering dark berry and licorice notes.
Winemaker Notes - Bright cherry, strawberry and cranberry fruit flavors are intergrated with layers of spice, clove, toast and earthy notes. Well structured and balanced. 14.2% ABV.
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Varietal/Type Pinot Noir gtin 718038556184 Brand Fess Parker Size 750 ML Standard Rating No
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