2020 Pinot Noir, Fiddlestix Vineyard
Sta. Rita Hills, a small AVA nestled within Santa Barbara County is home to some of California’s best-loved Pinot Noirs. The fruit focused core, depth and complexity is attributed to the morning fog, sunny days and cooling coastal breezes.Much has been written about the Fiddlestix vineyard and wine industry veteran Kathy Joseph who had the vision to plant in the heart of the Sta. Rita Hills in Santa Barbara in 1996. Located on a sunny, southwest-facing hillside, across the road from the venerable Sanford and Benedict vineyard, the 100+ planted acres are primarily Dijon clone Pinot Noir.
Lush aromas of mulberries and cherries wrapped in complex layers of chalky minerality with a hint of sweet oak. This youthful wine is ready to go, but you’ll be rewarded if you give it a little time.
Varietals: 100% Pinot Noir
Clones: 50% Dijon Clone 667, 50% Clone 777
Cooperage: 55% New French oak, 45% Neutral