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2016 FEL Pinot Noir, Savoy Vineyard, Etched 3L

2016 FEL Pinot Noir, Savoy Vineyard, Etched 3L
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Aromatics of Bosc pear, mango and toasted pine nuts are notable in this intense Chardonnay. Hints of brioche, lemon curd, and even pine needles give depth and complexity. The palate is at once luscious and structured, full of flavors of green apple, orange peel, and fresh croissants. The finish is bright and fresh, with enough acidity to cut through the richness.

This beautiful bottle has an artfully etched label and wax seal.

Wine Specs
Pinot Noir
Anderson Valley
Vineyard Designation
Savoy Vineyard
Bottling Date
February 27, 2018
Alcohol %
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
Savoy Vineyard, long-recognized as a benchmark vineyard in Anderson Valley, is located in the “Deep End” of the valley, west of the town of Philo. The maritime influence and moderate daytime temperatures contribute to the wine’s elegant flavor profile and silky tannins. This wine is made of a blend of clones including several Dijon selections, Pommard, Martini, and Calera.
Production Notes
The fruit was harvested in three picks on August 23rd, and September 8th and 23rd at an average of 23.9° Brix. It then went through a seven-day cold soak at 50°F, a nine day uninoculated primary fermentation, peaking between 90 and 94°F, and a seven to ten day extended maceration. The wine was aged sixteen months in 60-gallon French oak barrels, 39% of which were new. Coopers include Cadus, Quintessence, and Rousseau.
Winemaker Notes
Heady aromatics of black currant, rose water, and blueberries leap from the glass of this intensely perfumed Pinot noir. Exotic flavors of tamarind, marionberry, and cola mingle with hints of coffee, mint, and violet. The mouth is layered and richly textured, with a long, silky palate that leads to a long finish.