Etude, Pinot Noir 2015, Fiddlestix Vineyard, Sta Rita Hills, California
Tasting Note: A solid pinot noir that bathes in black fruit and hints of baking spice.
Medium-intensity ruby in color with garnet around the edges, this wine has an aromatic, pronounced-intensity nose of black cherry, blackberry, black plum, red cherry, red currant, prune and vanilla baking spice.
On the palate the dry, medium-plus-bodied pinot noir has medium-intensity flavors suggested on the nose supported by medium acidity and ripe, silky, medium-plus tannin.
The wine is ripe with welcome notes of complexity.
A pinot noir that would be good to share with friends
Bottle Note: Etude (French ‘study’) has been dedicated to sustainably growing and hand crafting pinot noir for over 30 years. Our steadfast exploration of this captivating varietal continues in the renowned Sta Rita Hills AVA of Santa Barbara County with this single-vineyard pinot noir from Fiddlestix Vineyard. This beautiful expression of pinot noir showcases the concentrated fruit flavors and elegant structure for which the Sta Rita Hills AVA is admired.
Tasting Date: October 17, 2022