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2002 Fiddlehead Cellars Seven Twenty Eight Fiddlestix Vineyard Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., $38. A selection of six clones on three rootstocks fermented in small vats and aged in barrels from five French coopers. · This Pinot exhibits finesse over fruit heaviness. The aromatics feature dark berries and cherries jubilee leading to a mouthful of racy fruits highlighted by tea, cola and spice. The whole package is beautifully balanced and the lengthy finish is uplifted by bright acidity. A typical 728 with attractive aromatics early on and early drinkability. A lot of Pinot magic at work here. Reviewed September 26, 2006

Winery: Fiddlehead Cellars