We have been on a quest as of late to find wines with some age. Many of our customers are saying they want wines ready now to drink, so we have one from 2015 today that fits the bill perfectly. Santa Rita Hills is thought of by many to be the best region in California to grow Pinot Noir. The soil is suitable (ancient sedimentary, well-drained clay loam cobbled with shale), the exposure is perfect, and the climate is very cool because the coastal range runs east to west.
Fiddlehead cellars have been around for a while, and they sell most of their fruit to other producers but keep some special blocks for themselves. The 2015 Fiddlehead Cellars Pinot Noir Seven Twenty Eight Fiddlestix Vineyard has just been re-released from the winery, and it's a gorgeous bottle of Pinot Noir. This wine showcases the pedigree of the vineyard and region with an uncanny elegance similar to Volnay, which is seldom found in wines from California. There are aromas of red and blue fruits, liquid minerals, spice, and a touch of forest floor. The palate is harmonious, with no hard edges and lingering notes of blood orange pith, ripe currant, and cherry. The wine lingers on the palate and fans out like a peacock's tail on the finish. If you are looking for a great Pinot Noir to serve at functions over the holiday season, or need some good bottles in the cellar ready to drink that don't break the bank, this wine is for you!