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The Barn Find Fiddlestix Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011

Maurice Wedell produces some of the best Pinot Noir.
Beautiful nose, hints of geraniums ,bright cherries with delicate balance.
— 5 years ago

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Syrah 2007

Overripe blueberries and black plum like fruit on the nose. Sweet pink peppercorn and green olives. Some dusty soil tones as well. The palate is less weighty than I imagined. Its more floral and feminine. Lots of herbaceousness and fresh black fruit. Lengthy finish and some nice complexity. — 7 years ago

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Arroyo Grande Valley Syrah 2010

Deep and inky aroma. Chocolate, coffee, and dark rich fruits — 6 years ago

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Wavertree Pinot Noir 2012

Very nice pinot. Smooth and balanced, with nice fruit. — 6 years ago

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Hillside Vineyard Pinot Noir 2006

Pretty sure J. Alban was still at the helm this vintage-shockingly beautiful wine out of magnum tonight. — 7 years ago

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Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2008

Holy smoke! This was good. — 9 years ago


Fiddlestix Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013

The Fiddlestix Vineyard is located at mile marker 7.28 on Santa Rosa Road in Lompoc, California, which is situated in the Sta. Rita Hills AVA. In the mid-90's Kathy Joseph of Fiddlehead Cellars, along with the viticultural icon Taz Steinhauer, acquired the 133-acre, former flower farm, across Santa Rosa Road from the Sanford & Benedict Vineyard, and in 1998 they planted 100 acres of Pinot Noir. Aside from the small amount earmarked for Fiddlehead's own production, much of the vineyard is contracted to other producers, including Ampelos, Ancien, Anglim, Arcadian, Bonaccorsi, Dragonette, Jonata, Ken Brown, Hartley-Ostini Hitching Post, Gainey, Ortman, Pali, Paul Lato, Prodigal, RN Estate, Rusack, Summerland, Tyler, Vogelzang, Wedell , and TAZ, not to mention Etude.

Opens with an austere earth note in a tone reminiscent of Barbaresco, and in the words of Miles Raymond, it's "tighter than a nun's ass." 45 minutes later, though, and it's singing and juicy. Black cherry, but not overripe, leads this medium bodied, pungent thinker, while a virtual greenhouse of floral shades help twist and shape its direction. Secondary dusty earth and walnut skin reveal the source of its austerity. True to its terroir, there's a tertiary layer of spice and rocks that provides the depth needed to go from good to great.
— 6 years ago

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Hillside Vineyard Chardonnay 2010

Love selling wines when I can count the number of barrels produced on one hand! — 9 years ago