2017 Fiddlestix Pinot Noir
Type
Fess Parker Winery

2017 Fiddlestix Pinot Noir

Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
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$60.00
 
SKU: PN17FID6P
Wine Spectator
92
Wine Enthusiast
93
Jeb Dunnuck
92
Vinous
93
Wine Advocate
91

Description

"...a bold, powerful wine, with all of the raw energy that is so typical of this site. Bright red fruit, flowers, game and licorice are all pushed forward. The Fiddlestix is a big, brooding Pinot, but it is also very nicely balanced, with tons of sheer allure, something that young Fiddlestix Pinots don't always offer." ~ Antonio Galloni's Vinous

"A creamy red, with concentrated dark cherry, kirsch and damson plum flavors, supported by vibrant acidity. Cola and nutmeg accents linger on the juicy and well-spiced finish. Drink now through 2023." ~ Wine Spectator 

"...pale to medium ruby with scents of bergamot, violet, pipe tobacco, lilac, saline, dust and a light framing of new oak—lots of layers. The palate is light to medium-bodied and perfumed, showing great concentration and lovely layers, with grainy tannins and good freshness, finishing with a touch of oak poking through." ~ Wine Advocate 
 

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 35% is new
Cooperage
Francois Freres, Bel Air, Mercurey
Vineyard Source
100% Fiddlestix Vineyard (Blocks 4F, 3C, 5D & 4E) located in the Sta. Rita Hills appellation

Wine Specs

Composition
100% Pinot Noir (Clones: 667, 777, 115 & Pommard)
Alcohol %
14.3
Acid
0.585 g/100mL
pH
3.52
Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
Harvest Brix
25.1-26.3
Harvest Date
9/5-9/7/17
Production
421 cases