Fiddlehead Seven Twenty Eight Pinot Noir 2012 Front Label
Fiddlehead Seven Twenty Eight Pinot Noir 2012 Front Label

Fiddlehead Seven Twenty Eight Pinot Noir 2012

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Winemaker Notes

The classic hallmark of Fiddlestix Vineyard has always been the tangible interplay between the rich earth, punctuating bursts of black cherry fruit and dusty tannins. With each successive year, the vineyard continues to expand its alluring tasting aspects and holds on to its well defined sense of place. With the addition of sustainable nurturing of the soil, Fiddlehead can't help but get excited about the potential of the treasured 100 acres of Pinot Noir.

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Rose petals, iron, turned earth, slate, hot dirt and black plums show on the nose of this bottling by Kathy Joseph. Thick flavors of black cherry paste, rose hips, rose water and a floral potpourri blend into turned soil, black tea and juniper notes. Firm tannins indicate this will age well, but still needs a little time to reach full potential.
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Kathy Joseph established Fiddlehead Cellars to capture the pure essence of the two grape varieties that she loves best - Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. Fiddlehead's Sauvignon Blanc wines hail from the eastern end of the Santa Ynez Valley in Happy Canyon, while her estate Pinot Noirs showcase the cooler Santa Rita Hills in the western-most part of the transverse valley of Santa Barbara AVA. As one with a passion for the nuances of place, Kathy also crafts Pinot Noir from Oregon's Willamette Valley.

Fiddlehead produces approximately 5,000 cases of wine each year at "FiddleHeadquarters", their winery in the Lompoc Wine Ghetto. Once bottled, most of the wines age at least another year in their temperature controlled facility so that the diverse components of the wine are married and integrated, yet still layered with a pleasing complexity.

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A superior source of California Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, Sta. Rita Hills is the coolest, westernmost sub-region of the larger Santa Ynez Valley appellation within Santa Barbara County. This relatively new AVA is unquestionably one to keep an eye on.

The climate of Sta. Rita Hills is a natural match for Chardonnay and Pinot noir, thanks to the crisp ocean breezes and well-drained, limestone-rich calcareous soil. Here, grapes ripen just enough, while retaining brisk acidity and harmonious balance.

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Thin-skinned, finicky and temperamental, Pinot Noir is also one of the most rewarding grapes to grow and remains a labor of love for some of the greatest vignerons in Burgundy. Fairly adaptable but highly reflective of the environment in which it is grown, Pinot Noir prefers a cool climate and requires low yields to achieve high quality. Outside of France, outstanding examples come from in Oregon, California and throughout specific locations in wine-producing world. Somm Secret—André Tchelistcheff, California’s most influential post-Prohibition winemaker decidedly stayed away from the grape, claiming “God made Cabernet. The Devil made Pinot Noir.”

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