Light Strawberry red in color. Perfumed nose gives off savory and earthy flavors of fresh mushrooms, damp soil, and clove backed up with light red fruits of raspberry and red cherries. Light in body, this wine is layered with nuanced flavors of tart cherries, black tea, and cloves. The light red fruit flavors linger before finishing with notes of soy sauce and rosemary.
Ruby red color with brilliant clarity. Aromas of bold red fruits, toasty oak, and baking spices jump out of the glass. The wine dances on the palate with lively minerality entwined with dark, earthy flavors of sautéed mushrooms and red raspberries. Juicy acidity and moderate tannins give this wine length on the finish without being heavy. Finishes with notes of tobacco and leather.
Beautiful floral aromatics blend with light red fruits and savory, earthy tones. Fresh strawberries, leather, wet forest floor, mushroom, tart cherries. Slightly dark and brooding with light red fruit to lift it up. On the palate, black plums and tart strawberries are tempered with slightly dusty tannins, toasted wood, hints of eucalyptus. Spice and savory qualities – almost gamey like roasted venison or duck. Tart red cherries carry through with the bright acid. Finishes with raspberries and spiced chai tea.
"Alphabets" is crafted from 100% Pinot Noir grapes sourced from the notable Ardiri Vineyard in the Chehalem Mountains AVA of the Willamette Valley. This wine is carefully blended to express the unique flavors associated with the Willamette Valley appellation. "Alphabets" is fermented in small lots and barrel-aged for 8 months in 30% new French oak. Bottled May 2017.
Fiddlestix Vineyard was planted in 1998 by Kathy Joseph, "Head Fiddle," at Fiddlehead Cellars. Located in the heart of the Sta. Rita Hills AVA in Santa Barbara County, Fiddlestix Vineyard is planted to 80 acres of Pinot Noir, which benefits from morning fog, mild sunny days, and cool ocean breezes. This wine is a combination of Dijon clones 667, 777, 115, and Pommard 4. It was fermented in small lots, barrel-aged in 50 percent new French oak for 15 months, racked once, and bottled in April 2017.
Brilliant deep red/garnet color. Nose shows fresh cherries, strawberry, baking spices, toasted oak and hints of bacon fat. The palate gives up dark red fruit flavors, earthy mushrooms and loads of spices finishing with warm notes of vanilla and coffee. Silky texture on a medium-weighted palate with perfumed flavors that permeate up to the nose. Lively, visceral and brooding.
The nose offers up sweet red fruits such as fresh raspberries, cherries and baked plums, all mingling with notes of cola, cinnamon, black pepper, and toasted oak. On the palate, black cherries and baking spices swirl with mushrooms and clove. Rich and coating mouthfeel with round tannins and fresh acidity on the finish.
Vibrant, Ruby-red/Garnet Color. The nose offers aromas of dark cherries, briar, blackberry, toasted wood, coal, cinnamon, rosemary. Palate provides sweet red fruit with juicy acid and hints of mushroom and roasted meat.
Black plum flesh, earth, blackberry, black cherry, anise, black currant, green olive. Sweet intense brooding black fruit, sea salt, round tannins, long finish, rich texture framed with light matchstick toast. Reminiscent of Nuit St George.
“A beautifully complete and layered effort is the 2014 Pinot Noir Rancho la Vina, which like the Radian Vineyard release comes from the 777 and Pommard clones and was aged in 50% new oak. Giving up lots of kirsch, dried herbs, earth and spice, this medium-bodied, seamless and elegant 2014 has outstanding purity of fruit and is a joy to drink. It should keep nicely through 2022.”