About The Wine
We knew about Fiddlestix Vineyard before Pali Wine Co. even existed. That’s because Fiddlestix boasts a decorated roster of local and well-regarded
winemakers, who have consistently produced beautiful Pinot Noirs from the vineyard site. So when we earned the opportunity to work with Kathy
Joseph, who owns and farms the vineyard, to source Pinot Noir for Pali we jumped on and never looked back. Since 2006, we have made a ‘Fiddlestix
Vineyard’ Pinot Noir each vintage without a break. Typical of the Sta. Rita Hills appellation, the site benefits from low hanging morning fog, mild-sunny
afternoons and sea air and soils. All grapes are hand-harvested and hand sorted before fermented in small lots and aged in 50% new French oak barrels and 50% neutral French oak barrels for 450 days before being bottled . All of our vineyard designated wines express the nuanced characteristics
discovered on remarkably unique and excellent vineyards.
With a total area of 30,720 acres, the Sta. Rita Hills AVA is home to over 59 vineyards, totaling 2,700 hundred acres planted to Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and 18 other cool climate wine grape varieties. The combination of a purely East/West maritime throat, poor marine-based soils, elevated calcium in the soil and the Pacific’s cooling influence through fog, wind and moderating summer heat combine to form one of the world’s best cool-climate viticulture areas for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Raspberry reduction, dried lavender show on the nose of this bottling. The offers delicious red cherry, pomegranate seed, with spring herbs on a very soft mouthfeel.
93 Points, Wine Enthusiast