' Fullerton Wines - 2015 Fir Crest Vineyard Pinot Noir 1.5L

2015 Fir Crest Vineyard Pinot Noir 1.5L

An alluring mélange of raspberry pastille, rose petal, cedar, and sweet vanilla. The finely-tuned palate balances a humming core of acidity draped in refined tannins that leads to an elegant and poised finish. A powerfully feminine wine.

Purchase

$120.00 per Bottle
 

Description

In order to build a complex and layered wine, we used one open-top two-ton tank, and one rotator barrel for the fermentation. Both lots were cold-soaked for up to 10 days, and native yeasts were used exclusively. The rotator barrel included 50% whole cluster fruit. For the open-top tank, we utilized both punch-downs and pump-overs to carefully manage the cap. The rotator barrel spun on a schedule yielding a gentle extraction. All methods also received at least two rack-and-returns at precise times during the fermentation process. In total, 33% whole clusters were used. The wine was aged for 13 months in 33% new French oak barrels.

Ratings

93 points - International Wine Report
Sourced from Pommard and Dijon 115 clones, this wine comes from a vineyard set on Willakenzie soils. The bouquet is reminiscent of black truffle, Chinese black tea, teaberry and peat moss. There are ripe flavors of loganberry jam, guava purée, stewed strawberry and baking spices. This is lithe, rich and fruit driven wine that shows lovely poise in this warm vintage. The silky mouthfeel and smooth texture being you back to the glass for more. (Best 2017-2028) - July, 2017 (OB)
91 points - Vinous
90 points - Wine Enthusiast
Download Wine Notes
Vintage 2015
Varietal Pinot Noir
Appellation Yamhill-Carlton
Acid TA 5.3 g/L
PH 3.61
Aging 33% new French oak
Alcohol % 13.5
Size 1.5 L