2013 Ryan Cochrane Wines Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills "Fiddlestix Vineyard"

91 Points - Matt Kettmann, Wine Enthusiast Magazine
91 Points - Dr. Rusty Gaffney, "The Prince of Pinot"
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Tasting Notes 

There’s a reason I started with this vineyard when I made my very first wine. Fiddlestix just seems to deliver something special every single year. Welcome to this year’s installment! On the nose there’s just-ripe strawberry, wild cherries jubilee, anisette, dark roses, cigar box and just a touch of leather. On the palette, the strawberries and wild cherries remain, joined by ripe currant, candied raspberry, caramelized vanilla, and crushed flowers. This is a lighter-bodied wine than the past couple vintages, but is still quite rich with a round, smooth, full-bodied mouthfeel that envelopes your palette which yields to a cascade of sparkling acid. The finish just seems to...well...never finish.

75% Dijon 115 25% Pommard 5
20% whole cluster fermentation
Aged nine months in French oak barrels, 20% new
14.0% Alcohol

Limited Production 5 Barrels Produced

This wine can only be shipped to:

California, Florida, Minnesota





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