2016 Fiddlestix Pinot Noir

Type
Fess Parker Winery

2016 Fiddlestix Pinot Noir

Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills

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$58.00
 
SKU: PN16FID6P
Wine Enthusiast
92
Wine Advocate
90

Description

"...is excellent, wafting from the glass with notes of wood smoke, red and black berry fruit, earthy soil and coniferous forest floor. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied and ample, structured around finegrained tannins and succulent balancing acids, finishing with good length and earthy complexity." ~ Wine Advocate

Our single vineyard and small lot releases enable us to deliver some of our finest expressions of Pinot Noir by concentrating on specific vineyards, clonal selections or techniques. In vintage 2016 we were fortunate to begin a relationship with the renowned Fiddlestix Vineyard in the heart of the Sta. Rita Hills appellation. 

Originally planted in 1996, this mature vineyard produces Pinot Noir wines of great structure and balance. The Fiddlestix Pinot Noir shows spicy arromatics, vibrant acidity and notes of smoke, black cherry and cola. We hope you enjoy this new addition to our portfolio! 

Tasting Notes
COLOR: dark garnet AROMAS: black cherry, black raspberry, black plum, sandalwood, black tea, baking spices, forest floor FLAVORS: black cherry, plum, blackberry, grilled herbs, clove, vanilla, brine finish
Barrel Aging
Aged 17 months in 100% French oak, of which 40% is new
Cooperage
Francois Freres, Gillet
Vineyard Source
100% Fiddlestix Vineyard (Blocks 4F, 3C, 2E) located in the Sta. Rita Hills Appellation

Wine Specs

Composition
100% Pinot Noir
Alcohol %
14.5
Acid
0.561 g/100mL
pH
3.58
Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
Harvest Brix
24.7-25.2
Harvest Date
8/29-9/2/16
Production
248 cases