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2020 Fiddlestix Pinot Noir
Technical Data
Composition
100% Pinot Noir (Clones 667, 777, 115, Pommard, 113)
Alcohol %
14.1
Acidity
0.600 g/100mL
pH
3.47
Harvest Brix
23.2-24.3
Harvest Date
9/1-9/11/20
Production
503 cases
Type
Fess Parker Winery

2020 Fiddlestix Pinot Noir

Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Wine Spectator
91
Wine Enthusiast
91
Jeb Dunnuck
92
Vinous
93
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Vineyard Sources
100% Fiddlestix Vineyard (Blocks 4F, 3F, 5D, 3A, 6C) located in the Sta. Rita Hills appellation
Barrel Aging
Aged 16 months in French oak, of which 30% is new
Cooperage
Francois Freres, Mercurey, Gillet
Technical Data
Composition
100% Pinot Noir (Clones 667, 777, 115, Pommard, 113)
Alcohol %
14.1
Acidity
0.600 g/100mL
pH
3.47
Harvest Brix
23.2-24.3
Harvest Date
9/1-9/11/20
Production
503 cases
Description

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 aromatics, vibrant acidity and notes of smoke, black cherry and cola. Enjoy!

Wine Critic Reviews
"...a bold, racy wine, Blue/purplish fruit, lavender, cinnamon, leather and gravel infuse the Fiddlestix with its characteristic dark profile. There's terrific depth and tons of personality too. The 20% whole clusters are pretty much buried by the sheer intensity of the fruit." ~ Antonio Galloni's Vinous "A spicy, up-front, darker fruited release, the 2020 Pinot Noir Fiddlestix Vineyard is medium-bodied, has ripe mulberry and black raspberry fruit, some spicy background oak, ripe tannins, and outstanding length. This broad, textured, impressive Pinot Noir will keep for a good 6-7 years." ~ Jeb Dunnuck "Dark strawberry and cherry aromas converge with leather and tar on the nose of this bottling. The fruit shows a tart side on the palate, with rounder flavors of violet and açaí also at play, all zinging into a sagebrush-kissed finish." ~ Wine Enthusiast "A juicy, open offering, with a mix of raspberry and damson plum notes that have good energy, backed by light savory, anise and red tea accents through the toasted finish. Drink now through 2027." ~ Wine Spectator


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