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2013 Five FACES Pinot Noir

Aromas of red cherry, wild berry, dried herbs, and cinnamon lead to a palate of red fruits and baking spice with sage and earth undertones.

Purchase

$40.00 per Bottle
 

Description

In 2013, meticulous attention at the sorting line proved crucial, particularly for fruit brought in after the rains. This wine was cold soaked for 3-10 days prior to fermentation, which lasted between 1-2 weeks. Most of the wine was fermented in open-top tanks with punch-downs up to three times a day, while pump-overs and rack-and-returns both happened twice during fermentation. The remaining portion was fermented in 500L French oak rotator barrels, yielding a longer, softer extraction, and well integrated oak flavors and tannins. Aged in approximately 25 % new French oak, drink now through 2023.

Ratings

91 points - Burghound
Here the dark berry, plum and spice-suffused nose exchanges a bit less elegance for a touch more complexity. There is more volume and mid-palate concentration to the enveloping and sappy medium weight flavors that possess plenty of punch on the dusty, intense and muscular finale. This is just a bigger and more structured wine with fine power and aging potential. While this won’t wow you with its refinement it’s more than worth checking out for value.
92 points - Wine Review Online (RC)

Awards

Best in Class/Double Gold: Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America Competition
Download Wine Notes
Vintage 2013
Varietal Pinot Noir
Appellation Willamette Valley
Acid TA 5.8 g/L
PH 3.59
Aging 25% new French oak
Ageability Drink through 2023
Fermentation A combination of French oak rotator barrels and open top fermentors.
Alcohol % 13
Size 750 ml