Saturday, May 17, 2008

2003 Fess Parker Pinot Noir Bien Nacido Vineyard

It seems as though 2003 pinot noir is hard to find these days, and after doing some research, this seems to be the only bottle of '03 that we had left in the cellar. Very strange...
Popped and poured this bad boy tonight out on the bistro and wow! What a dark color in the glass! Very dark plum and hard to see through! This wine on the nose was very aromatic and floral compared to other Fess Parker's we've enjoyed. Lots of dark dark fruits with hints of sage. On the palate, more black fruits and red fruits. Hints of raspberry, blackberry, and strawberry.
This is definitely more of a heavier pinot noir, very full bodied, with medium acidity and tannins. Based on the tannins, I would guess this wine will continue to age for another 3-4 years. 15.9 percent alcohol, but you would never guess it based on the nose. All in all a good wine worthy of 90 points.

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