Fable 2016 Pinot Noir, California
Item Number: 11648
Sub Region: California
Grape(s): 100% Pinot Noir
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13.7
Case Production: 3,000
Vineyard Notes: Fable Pinor Noir was sourced from benchland vineyards in Mendocino County.
Vintage Notes: The 2016 vintage offered excellent growing conditions. A mild winter and spring compounded with almost no rain contributed to early ripening, low to moderate yields, and highly concentrated grapes resulting in exceptional quality.
Winemaking Notes: 66% of the grapes were destemmed and transferred by gravity to open-top fermenters. The other 33% was left whole cluster and added to the bottom of the tank. A long, cool, 5-day cold soak was allowed before the tank was taken off cooling. The must then fermented with indigenous yeast to promote complexity and terroir. Malolactic fermentation completed with indigenous flora. Fable Pinot Noir aged in new (30%) and neutral French oak barrels for 12 months.
Tasting Notes: The 2016 Fable Pinot Noir showcases a dark, red/purple color in the glass. The nose is generous with ripe plum and bright, fresh strawberry. The palate is structured yet wound with silky layers of spicy hibiscus and cinnamon. It finishes soft, supple and satisfyingly long.