Sunday, January 13, 2008

Fiddlehead Cellars 2003 Lollapalooza Santa Rita Hills Fiddlestix Pinot Noir

Only 312 cases was made of the Fiddlehead Cellars 2003 Lollapalooza Santa Rita Hills Fiddlestix Pinot Noir.
Lollapalooza is an old English word for "the best of its kind".

A clear, dark, ruby color, with a touch of purple, meets you in the glass.
The nose shows dark cherry, raspberry, spice, and from 15 months in French oak, vanilla and oak.
The palate has similar character with dark cherry, ripe red currant, raspberry, nice, light spice, and brandied cherries at the very finish. Great acidity and well integrated, silky tannins, with a firm touch at the finish makes this wine a winner.

We had this wine about a year ago in a restaurant and picked up a bottle to enjoy it again at home at a later time. It is as good as I remembered it to be and wish I had picked up some more... Great balance between the fruit, acidity and tannins. The fruit is supple, beautiful, and not overwhelming. This is a great wine to enjoy with a meal, or by its own as we did.

Hard to find online but available through WineZap.com from $50, which is a good price for this bottle.


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3 comments:

EVWG said...

i am finally back on the map! with buying In Vino and opening a wine shop the blog kind of got bumped down on the priority list. But now that we have been open and running for a little over a month now I am back on track. Interestinglly enough I have heard great thing about this wine just haven't found it here in NYC yet. I am looking. Ifitsright into our price point. It's good to be back and i will see you soon on the blog-o-shprere.

EvWg

Victoria said...

Good to hear from you and to see that you are back. I hope all has gonbe well with your new store so far!

Cheers, Victoria

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