Mission Codename The Explorer
Today’s 2011 Sta. Rita Hills Ashley’s Pinot Noir marks a very welcome return for Fess Parker Winery.
Sourced entirely from Fess Parker’s bucolic 714-acre Santa Barbara ranch, today’s wine is incredibly flavorful - and incredibly well balanced. Stephen Tanzer said it perfectly when he described today’s wine: “Juicy, penetrating red fruit flavors show impressive depth as well as energy and pick up spiciness with air.”
We always enjoy finding Pinots that pair tremendous flavor with an elegant mouthfeel, and today’s wine fits the bill perfectly. Please accept our boldest recommendation on today’s stunning wine.
What the Winery Says
2011 Sta. Rita Hills Ashley's Pinot Noir
- Blair Fox
- 93 Points - Tasting Panel, 91 Points - Stephen Tanzer, 91 Points - Antonio Galloni, Gold Medal - SF Chronicle
- Sta. Rita Hills
- Ashley’s Vineyard
- Fruit Variety
- 100% Pinot Noir
- Clonal Selection
- Pommard, 115, 777
- Barrel Aging
- 16 months in 50% new French oak