Made by Kurt Russell (with assistance from Ampelos). Big Trouble in Santa Barbara! — 2 years ago
Butter butter butter! Good Disney served wine! Good acid too. Classic California malo-machine, but way better than the Rombauers! — 4 years ago
Bright fruit great acidity. Best blend in a while. — 2 years ago
Another really nice rose. Good body great fruit. — 3 years ago
My reward for selling the rest of 2016 & 2017 today. Lean and hot upon opening. After an hour has finally blossomed with ripe candied red cherry fruit, good acid, and hints of spice on the finish. Very pleasant and deft handed; on the lighter side of SRH Pinot Noir. — 10 months ago
Delicious. A sweet ocean wave that washes over your tongue and pulls away with a light tannin breeze. — 3 years ago
The Fiddlestix Vineyard is located at mile marker 7.28 on Santa Rosa Road in Lompoc, California, which is situated in the Sta. Rita Hills AVA. In the mid-90's Kathy Joseph of Fiddlehead Cellars, along with the viticultural icon Taz Steinhauer, acquired the 133-acre, former flower farm, across Santa Rosa Road from the Sanford & Benedict Vineyard, and in 1998 they planted 100 acres of Pinot Noir. Aside from the small amount earmarked for Fiddlehead's own production, much of the vineyard is contracted to other producers, including Ampelos, Ancien, Anglim, Arcadian, Bonaccorsi, Dragonette, Jonata, Ken Brown, Hartley-Ostini Hitching Post, Gainey, Ortman, Pali, Paul Lato, Prodigal, RN Estate, Rusack, Summerland, Tyler, Vogelzang, Wedell , and TAZ, not to mention Etude.
Opens with an austere earth note in a tone reminiscent of Barbaresco, and in the words of Miles Raymond, it's "tighter than a nun's ass." 45 minutes later, though, and it's singing and juicy. Black cherry, but not overripe, leads this medium bodied, pungent thinker, while a virtual greenhouse of floral shades help twist and shape its direction. Secondary dusty earth and walnut skin reveal the source of its austerity. True to its terroir, there's a tertiary layer of spice and rocks that provides the depth needed to go from good to great. — 4 years ago