2016 Pinot Noir, Fiddlestix Vineyard
The Fiddlestix vineyard performed admirably in 2016, and we are pleased to introduce our 10th vintage of this wine. Grapes from five separate blocks (five different clones) comprise this wine, each of which was individually monitored, harvested, fermented, barreled, and aged. We fermented this wine with selective use of whole clusters (15% of the blend). The wine was aged for 20 months in French oak barrels (15% new). The 2016 version of this wine is beautifully textured and very long, with great spice intrigue from whole clusters and the signature red fruits of Fiddlestix. Not yet rated, but a worthy successor to the 2015 version of this wine which was given 93 points by Jeb Dunnuck and 92 by Antonio Galloni. Extremely Limited. Only 350 cases produced, most of which was sent to the wine club.