Pedroncelli Pinot Noir 2016
The Pedroncelli Pinot Noir 2015 opens with aromas of floral and light spice notes. Flavors follow with red cherry, cranberry, a touch of vanilla with clove and nutmeg highlights. Smooth with a velvety texture and bright acidity, the finish is long and balanced with mild tannins. An elegant, medium-bodied Pinot Noir.
Fiddlehead Pinot Noir “Seven Twenty-Eight” 2012, Fiddlestix Vineyard Sta. Rita Hills Santa Barbara USA$44
Named after the mile marker of the Estate Fiddlestix Vineyard, 7.28, on Santa Rosa Road, which is smack dab in the middle of the glorious Santa Rita Hills AVA and sandwiched by the Santa Rosa Hills to the south and the Santa Rita Hills to the north. This wine reflects the cool climate influence on Fiddlestix fruit and is a blend of all six clones planted in this Vineyard. The terroir always gives forth to great color, fabulous spicy aromatics, broad textures, a juicy mid-palate and sassy acidity, and produces a wine saturated with the essence of smoky, black cherry cola. It's incredibly true to Pinot noir, true to its roots and always aged in the bottle prior to release for your ultimate enjoyment. Fiddlestix Vineyard delivers every time!
Limerick Lane Zinfandel 2015$42
The Limerick Lane Estate Zinfandel is their flagship wine. This wine hearkens back, in some ways, to a different time. While seamless and with an unparalleled clarity of flavor and aromas, there is also an undeniable gravity that Limerick Lane Zinfandel 2015 seems to exude. It may be nothing more than a romantic appreciation for the hands that have tended these vines for over a century. It’s possible that it is a result of the other varieties, now all but extinct, save for a few old Zinfandel vineyards like Peloursin, Negrette, and Petite Sirah, that add more structure, color, and acid than normally found in Zinfandel. Maybe the rocks, the dirt, the morning fog and the afternoon sun come together in this place a little differently than anywhere else. It may even be all of these special characteristics combined, but the Zinfandel grown at the end of this little lane is undeniably special, undeniably unique, and undeniably “Limerick Lane.”
Starting off with pleasant aromas of blackberry, raspberry, and bramble, you’ll enjoy the hint of cocoa leaf & wet stones. In the glass, flavors of strawberry, black pepper, blueberry pie crust just leap out of the glass! You’ll be dancing an Irish jig with this opulent, structured, chewy long finish with laser-focused acidity!