2011 Pinot Noir Fiddlestix Vineyard PR
Dark, berry fruit upfront, followed by crushed violets and hints of winter spices. Cinnamon stick, clove, and cardamom complement the brown sugar and fresh blueberry muffin notes. Dried herbs and wild fennel show off as the wine breathes, along with lavender and a touch of graphite. Medium body with silk-smooth texture and light, balanced tannins on the palate. Black raspberry, black cherry and cherry cola flavors take the lead, with secondary notes of dried blueberry and cranberry. Rosemary and black olive show a savory side, softened by the sweetness of dried tobacco and allspice. A combination of shale minerality and lively acidity provides the backbone of this wine, and a crescendo to the deep, sustained finish.