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FEL "Savoy Vineyard" Pinot Noir 2012 (Anderson Valley, California) - [WE 93] [ST 91]
FEL "Savoy Vineyard" Pinot Noir 2012 (Anderson Valley, California) - [WE 93] [ST 91]

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Winery: FEL Wines
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Region: Anderson Valley, Mendocino County, California
Vintage: 2012
Bottle Size: 750 ml


Press / Wine Critic's Reviews
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Notes from the Winemaker:

Savoy Vineyard’s signature aromatics of black cherry, mint, and savory spices are particularly intense this vintage. As the wine breathes, the bouquet evolves and hints of cedar, toast, and cassis begin to appear. The weight and texture of the wine is particularly striking as flavors of black cherry, Bing cherry, kirsch, and Mission Fig explode in the mouth. Always among the most age-worthy of Anders on Valley Pinot Noirs, this Savoy will develop gracefully for many years to come.

This wine is made of a blend of select clones including a mix of Dijon selections, Pommard, Martini, and Calera from our Estate Savoy Vineyard near the town of Philo in the Anderson Valley Appellation.

The fruit was harvested September 24 through October 6 at an average of 24.6° Brix. It then went through a seven day cold soak at 50°F, a nine day uninoculated primary fermentation peaking between 90°F and 94°F, and a seven day extended maceration. The wine was aged fourteen months in 60 gallon French oak barrels, 56% of which were new. Coopers include Cadus, Damy, Rousseau, François Frères and Sirugue.

Alcohol: 14.2%
Production: 645 cases
Bottling Date: January 15, 2014
Release Date: December 1, 2014

Ratings & Reviews
93 Points - Wine Enthusiast:
"Big but well-balanced, this offers a deep, dark garnet color and slightly smoky, toasty aromas. A richly textured mouthfeel supports ripe, black plum and cherry flavors. It has a sophisticated and tasty oak influence, full body, fine tannins and layers of spice and fruit that linger long on the finish." - Jim Gordon (12/1/2014)

91 Points - Stephen Tanzer:
"Vivid ruby-red. Mineral- and spice-laced black raspberry and cherry-cola aromas are complemented by a sexy floral nuance and a hint of orange zest. Concentrated but lively and precise, offering intense berry fruit liqueur flavors that take a darker turn to cherry and licorice with aeration. Closes on a smoky mineral note, with silky tannins building slowly and smoothly. I find this more fleshy and open than the equally excellent 2011 version at the same point in its development. Quite appealing now, as so many '12s are, but has the concentration to age." - Stephen Tanzer (May 2014)

Wine Spectator:
"A savory, earthy style, with tannins that slowly unfold. Though rugged at the start, this gains depth and nuance, turning more complete and interesting on the finish. Drink now through 2022. 645 cases made." – JL (Web Only - 2015)

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