Saturday, August 7, 2010

2003 Fiddlehead Cellars Pinot Noirs Seven Twenty Eight Fiddlestix

This was once again the Fiddlehead that we have come to know and love.  Popped and poured tonight after a ½ bottle of ‘07 Sineann Oregon, this showed a gorgeous dark ruby color in the glass.  Great, mature nose showing all kinds of red fruits:  black cherry, plum, raspberry, and just a whole medley of both red and dark fruits.  Round that out with some nice spice and that Santa Rita Hills soil that we love and you have a winner.  On the palate, this is what I love about the Santa Rita Hills AVA.  There is something about the wines from this area that is just awesome. 

More huge cherry on the palate, with subtle hints of cola, followed by some strawberry and more raspberry.  Plenty of backbone left in this wine tells me that it will last easily another 5 years, and who knows, maybe even longer under proper storage conditions before the fruit disappears.  This is mature pinot at its finest at this price point.  Great medium length finish, with integrated tannins and alcohol made this a pure joy!  92 points!  Cheers!

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