Winemaker's Tasting Note
The 2014 Fiddlestix Vineyard Pinot Noir shows the elegant side of this vineyard with its structure, restraint and finesse. Simultaneously deep and penetrating flavors of Bing cherry, pomegranate and raspberry give into savory notes of earth and spice. The wine is fresh and lively on the palate, offering bright acidity and youthful tannins that linger through the lasting finish.
About the Vintage
The 2014 growing season in Santa Barbara County began even and warm, which brought early bud break and created ideal conditions for fruit set. The warm weather continued well into the summer months with no major heat spikes, and the consistent, moderate temperatures stayed favorable throughout the fall. The overall dry season made for a short and condensed harvest, but the resulting moderate yields of Pinot Noir fruit showed exceptional depth and concentration.