2017 Etude 'Fiddlestix' Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills

$39.95
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This richly styled Pinot Noir draws you in with opening notes of black cherry, clove, and opulent strawberry. At once vibrant and elegant, this vintage brings a little extra boldness in the assertive fruit and dusting of white pepper and oak spice alongside the violets, roses, and lavender. Calcareous vineyard soils bring the signature minerality that finishes this perennial pleaser of a Pinot.

Varietal:
Pinot Noir
Winemaker:
Jon Priest
Vintage:
2017
Aging:
12 months
Oak Treatment:
100% French oak barrels; 25% new
Appellation:
Santa Rita Hills
Vineyard:
Fiddlestix Vineyard
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Pinot Noir
Alcohol %:
14.1%
SKU #:
1046033
Size:
750 ml Bottle
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James Suckling

I like the blue-fruit, cream, chocolate and citrus-fruit character to this. It’s medium-to full-bodied. Creamy tannins and a delicious finish. This is always very satisfying. Drink or hold.

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Wine Enthusiast

A richer style, this bottling begins with black cherry, clove, star anise and opulent strawberry aromas on the nose. There's a chalky grip of sandy tannins on the young palate, which is ripe, with cherry sauce and white-pepper flavors yet cut by ample acidity.