2020 Pinot Noir, Fiddlestix Vineyard
Sta. Rita Hills

2020 Pinot Noir, Fiddlestix Vineyard

Inaugural Release
Winemaker's Notes

Grown in marine clay, shale and chert soils on a north-facing slope perched above the Santa Ynez River, this Pinot Noir comes from the iconic Fiddlestix Vineyard, which lies just 10 miles from the Pacific Ocean. The cool marine influence allows the temperamental Pinot Noir grape to ripen to perfection while retaining its firm but lively structure. The 2020 vintage offers notes of bright cherry, pomegranate and raspberry with hints of allspice and rosemary on the nose and a lingering mineral finish.

Technical Data

Special Designation: Micro Lot
Vineyard Designation: Sta. Rita Hills
Harvest Date: Sept. 5, 2020
Fermentation: 15 Days
Aging: 16 months in French oak barrels (50% new)
Wine Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Barrels Produced: 16
pH: 3.42
Alcohol: 14.5%
Acid: 6.3 g/L