2018 Fiddlestix Pinot Noir
Type
Fess Parker Winery

2018 Fiddlestix Pinot Noir

Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
Available
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$60.00
 
SKU: PN18FID6P
Wine Enthusiast
90
Jeb Dunnuck
92
Vinous
94


Description

"...one of the more aromatic wines in this range and yet there is plenty of fruit depth and underlying structure as well. Red/purplish berry fruit, sage, mint, dried herbs and incense all run through the 2018 Fiddlestix. This is an especially earthy, savory style and will appeal most to readers..." ~ Antonio Galloni's Vinous

"Lots of dark fruits, spice, herbs, and marine-like iodine and salty minerality notes emerge from the 2018 Pinot Noir Fiddlestix Vineyard. Medium-bodied, it has a supple, elegant texture and a great finish." ~ Jeb Dunnuck

"There’s noticeable oak influence on the nose of this bottling, whose toasty frame coats the baked plum and turned earth flavors. The wood spice carries into the sip as well, imparting vanilla, sandalwood and light caramel notes, with a core of baked cranberry compote." ~ Wine Enthusiast


 

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, Ermitage
Vineyard Source
100% Fiddlestix Vineyard (Blocks 3F, 5D, 4E, 3A & 4F) located in the Sta. Rita Hills appellation
Wine Specs
Composition
100% Pinot Noir (Clones: 667, 777, 115 & Pommard)
Alcohol %
14.2
Acid
0.559 g/100mL
pH
3.54
Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
Harvest Brix
24.6-26.2
Harvest Date
9/12-9/26/18
Production
494 cases


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