2006 RN Estate Fiddlestix Vineyard Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

14.9% alc., 145 cases, $48. Whole cluster fermentation, aged 14 months in French oak. · The nose is reticent but coaxing reveals pleasant aromas of brambly cherry and strawberry with a sniff of alcohol. Restrained, tasty cherry and berry flavors with echoes of spice and oak. Lighter and elegantly styled with bright acidity. This wine should be a knockout with another year in bottle. Reviewed October 1, 2008

Winery: RN Estate Vineyard & Winery
From article: Fiddlestix Vineyard