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2020 FEL Pinot Noir, Savoy Vineyard, Anderson Valley

2020 FEL Pinot Noir, Savoy Vineyard, Anderson Valley
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Perched between the last stand of old-growth redwoods in Anderson Valley and a flank of hills shrouded in oaks and chapparal, Savoy is a study in terroir. Like the vineyard, the wine’s texture is polished with delicate edges. The nearby woods come through in the spiced plum and sumac nose, while the rugged California hills are alive in the concentrated boysenberry and date palate, with a lingering floral quality of rose petal.  

Wine Specs
Pinot Noir
Anderson Valley
Vineyard Designation
Savoy Vineyard
The wine was aged sixteen months in 60-gallon French oak barrels, 24% of which were new.
Bottling Date
February 2022
Alcohol %
Wine Enthusiast
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 blend represents the confluence of two eras of Savoy Pinot Noir – the original, mature blocks of Dijon clones 115 and 114, and the younger plantings of California “heritage clones,” including Martini, Calera, Swan and Mt. Eden.
Production Notes
The grapes were harvested across four picks between August 24th and September 10th at an average of 23.9° Brix. After a three-day cold soak at 50°F and seven-day primary fermentation peaking at 90°F, the grapes were pressed promptly at the conclusion of primary fermentation.