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2019 Etude Forte Fiddlestix Vineyard Pinot Noir

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March 3, 2024 - $46

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RATINGS

95James Suckling

...dried strawberries and cherries with some cream undertones. Full-bodied with firm, silky tannins that are creamy in texture and deliver and long, persistent finish.

94The Wine Advocate

Scents of black cherries are joined by some herbal-peppery notes and the suggestion of dark roses. Medium to full-bodied, this is plump and supple, with a long, silky finish...

94Wine Spectator

This packs in a lot of fun blood orange, pomegranate, kirsch and mulled raspberry notes, while adding mouthwatering savory and wood spice accents along the edges. A lovely swirl of red tea garnishes the finish.

93Vinous / IWC

90Wine Enthusiast

This bold and ripe bottling starts with aromas of cranberry, roasted cherry and dusty herbs. Rustic flavors of dried cherry and cranberry compote gain complexity from black tea and wild herbs on the palate.

REGION

United States, California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County, Santa Rita Hills

Santa Rita Hills AVA in northern Santa Barbara County was granted appellation status in 2001. Located between the towns of Lompoc and Buellton, it has a total area of 30,720 acres with 2,700 vineyard acres. The area is considered a cool climate for vineyards, so vineyards are most often planted with the cool-weather grapes Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The hills in the western part of this appellation are directly exposed to the Pacific Ocean, meaning that maritime winds and fog make the western edge of the Santa Rita Hills AVA particularly cool. The Sanford & Benedict Vineyard planted in 1971 was the first vineyard in the district and is still considered one of the best.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.