Monday, May 26, 2008

2006 Fiddlehead Cellars Pinot Noir Pink Fiddle Fiddlestix

Well, I can say that I have never been a big fan of ROSÉ, but what a great summer sipper this wine is. Of course, being made from pinot noir, how can we not like it? Tonight we paired it with crab legs, corn on the cob, and pasta salad out on the bistro, as a lovely end to the Memorial Day weekend.
A nice pink color in the glass, with a nose of tropical fruits, flowers, and strawberries. On the palate, lots of passion fruit, pomegranate, and a bit of spice, with a bit of sharp acidity, and a very short but pleasant finish.
When it comes to summer sippers, this is definitely a winner. What really intrigues me about this wine is the fact that it is a mix of grapes from both the Fiddlestix Vineyard in Santa Rita Hills, as well as fruit from the Alloro Vineyard in Oregon. Some of the clones harvested for this blend include Pommard, and Dijon clone 667, making this wine is a great blend, and I look forward to enjoying many more bottles this summer. 88 points

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