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2004 Fiddlehead - Pinot Noir 728 Fiddlestix Vineyard Pinot Noir - USA - California - Santa Barbara - Santa Rita Hills - Red

USA - California - Santa Barbara - Santa Rita Hills

Red Pinot Noir
Producer Notes

Established by owner Kathy Joseph in 1989, Fiddlehead's focus is Sauvignon Blanc and a variety of Pinot Noirs from her Santa Rita Hills Estate, as well as select vineyards in Oregon's Willamette Valley. Her benchmark source is the Fiddlestix Vineyard, located in the Santa Rita Hills appellation near Santa Barbara. The east-west valley is noted for its nearly constant "wind tunnel" effect by which... More »

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Drink Dates
Comm: 2009-2014 VF: 2008-2013

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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 130
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Source Vinfolio
Issue 158

Seven Twenty Eight is from the Fiddlestix Vineyard, and is so named for its location at Santa Rosa Road mile marker 7.28. The vineyard is situated in the often fog-shrouded east-west oriented valley that sees nearly constant breeze, as cool air is sucked inland from the nearby Pacific Ocean. <br><br/> The nose shows the characteristic rich black fruit aromas (cherry, currant and raspberry) this site is known for. The palate is forward, showing smoothness and length to the nicely integrated acidity.

Author Anthony D526
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.125%
Tasted On 09/30/2010
Drink Dates 2009-2014

Delicious Pinot Noir in a New World style (would not be confused for Burgundy). Med.-dark cherry red color; The nose shows rich black fruit aromas (cherry, currant and raspberry) this site is known for. The palate is fruit forward, showing smoothness and length to the nicely integrated acidity & tannins; good now and will hold but probably not improve further.

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Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 06/02/2009
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