Pali Wine Company Fiddlestix Pinot Noir 2016
|Region||California, Central Coast, Sta. Rita Hills|
|Brand||Pali Wine Company|
Medium ruby-purple, the 2016 Pinot Noir Fiddlestix Vineyard has an open nose of sliced blueberries, wild blackberries, cinnamon stick, mixed berry preserves and turned earth with hints of flowers and peppercorn. Medium-bodied and silky, it has a great core of intense black and blue fruits refreshed by juicy acidity and framed by firm, grainy tannins, finishing very long and very spicy. 350 cases produced.
Heavy aromas of black cherry, root beer, purple flowers and crushed clove show on the nose of this rich yet complex bottling from a vineyard planted in 1998. The intensity continues on the palate, where black cherry and chai spices make for a powerful experience.
A firm, savory style, with good cut to the dried cherry, plum tart and dark currant flavors. Notes of dried thyme show on the finish, revealing dark chocolate accents. Drink now through 2023. 190 cases made.