' Fullerton Wines - 2016 Lichtenwalter Vineyard Pinot Noir

2016 Lichtenwalter Vineyard Pinot Noir

Blue and black fruited with concentrated spices followed by hints of sandalwood, smoke and oolong tea. Depth in the mid-palate is followed by balanced acidity, and soft, yet structured tannins.

Purchase

$55.00 per Bottle
 

Description

This wine comes from a 100% destemmed rotator barrel fermented at ambient temperature reaching a peak temperature of 73° F. The rotator barrel spun twice daily during fermentation yielding a gentle extraction. After fermentation, the wine went through a three-week extended maceration, allowing the tannins to polymerize, softening the wine. Aged for 12 months in French oak barrels and three months in tank, the wine was then bottled after filtration.

Ratings

92 points - Robert Parker

The 2016 Pinot Noir Lichtenwalter Vineyard is pale to medium ruby-purple with a lovely nose of blackberries and black licorice with earthy nuances of dried leaves, Earl Grey tea, pipe tobacco, wood smoke and wet stone. Light to medium-bodied, it fills the mouth with layers of black fruits with earth and spice accents, framed by grainy tannins and juicy acidity, finishing long. 140 cases produced.

91 points - Wine Enthusiast

91 points - International Wine Report

Download Wine Notes
Vintage 2016
Varietal Pinot Noir
Appellation Ribbon Ridge
Acid TA 5.0 g/L
PH 3.7
Aging 33% new French oak, 33% second fill, 33% neutral French oak
Alcohol % 13.9
Size 750 ml