Winemakers Tasting Note
Our 2015 Forté Pinot Noir brims with a medley of blackberries, black currant and black cherry with undertones of truffles and forest floor. The wine showcases the pedigree of the Fiddlestix Vineyard with its vibrant, balanced acidity, and robust yet polished tannins. The pure, concentrated quality of the fruit lingers on the palate long into the finish.
About the Vintage
The 2015 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 following years of draught made for a short and condensed harvest, but the resulting moderate yields of Pinot Noir fruit showed exceptional depth and concentration.