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Fiddlestix Pinot Noir 2016

Etude

Fiddlestix Pinot Noir 2016

Etude

Fiddlestix Pinot Noir 2016

Special Treat
RRP (750 mL)
$80.00
750 mL
$56.00
12 x 750 mL
$672.00

Overview

Overview

Etude believes winemaking begins in the vineyard long before harvest, with superior grape growing leading to wines with authentic varietal expression and a telling reflection of where they are grown and produced.

Sta. Rita Hills is home to some of Santa Barbara’s best-known Pinot Noirs and occupies the western portion of Santa Ynez Valley between Buellton and Lompoc. The region’s east-to-west orientation, extreme proximity to the Pacific Ocean and ancient marine bed soils are perfect for world class Pinot Noir.

Varietal Pinot Noir
Vintage 2016
Country United States
Region Napa Valley
Volume 750 mL
Enclosure Cork
Alc/Vol 14.5%

Taste Description

Taste Description

Nose

Plush and round, full without being overly heavy, aromas and flavors of Boysenberry, Marionberry, cherry blossom, hibiscus and cherry cordial notes are present throughout with a touch of oak spice, cinnamon and toasted graham cracker.

Flavours and Palate

Fiddlestix Vineyard Pinot Noir always shows a sense of elegance, with silky, glossy tannins and this vintage continues that tradition The finish lingers, long and satisfying with a beautiful sense of minerality from the calcareous soils, a signature of Fiddlestix Vineyard. Restraint and finesse are synonymous with this wine. Incredibly enjoyable now but with the potential to age for several years..

Food Pairing

Food Pairing

Chicken
Fish
Pork
Duck
Cured Meat
Pasta
Salad
Pizza

Viticulture

Viticulture

The extended drought was beginning to cause real concern as the 2016 growing season kicked off. However, a very warm spring and early summer with almost no rain allowed the fruit to ripen at a very steady and deliberate pace. July and August brought cool nights and gentle warmth to the Sta. Rita Hills that allowed the smaller-sized crop to mature perfectly, producing small berries in pristine condition. The drier-than-normal conditions and the region’s abundant sunshine resulted in wines with excellent concentration, balance, color and intensity, resulting in Pinot Noir fruit showing exceptional depth and finesse.