2014 Ardor Pinot Noir - Clarksburg
Our 2014 DeLiese Cellars Pinot shows intense aromas of cherry, plum, and crushed lilac accompanied by cinnamon baking spice notes on the palate. I often note maraschino cherry on the front palate with a long lasting Chassis on the back palette. The wine is full bodied, single lot, and non-blended with mild acids and soft oak notes reminiscent of the true essence of Pinot. A long, balanced, and smooth finish leaves a lasting impression.
After harvesting, the fruit for the DeLiese Pinot was whole-cluster pressed and subsequently fermented in stainless steel. Once fermentation was completed, our DeLiese Pinot was barrel aged in French oak barrels for eighteen (18) months, adding complexity and great balance with bright fruit qualities to this wine. The wine was racked twice during barrel aging and sterile filtered just prior to bottling.
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