Pinot Noir Blind Tasting Champ!

In a recent blind tasting of stunning 2012 Pinots Dragonette Fiddlestix blew away a pack of well-regarded Pinot Noirs  – Our lineup included:

  • Foxen “Encantada” (95 WA)
  • Domaine Cornu Corton Grand Cru (93 WA)
  • Elk Cove “Mt Richmond” (94 WA)
  • Deovlet “Bien Nacido” (93 WA)
  • Big Basin “Lester” (93 WA)
  • Aubert (95 WA)
  • Peter Michael (96 WA)
  • DuMol (95 WA)
  • Rochioli “West Block” (94 WA)
  • Maison L’Envoye (94 WS)
  • Chapter 24 (94 WS)
Two brothers (John & Steve Dragonette) teamed up with their good buddy Brandon Sparks-Gillis to pursue their live-long dream to make wine.  They gained valuable experiences at wineries like Sine Qua Non, Torbreck, Fiddlehead Cellars before they started this awesome venture.  Over the past couple of years the press has been (rightfully so) generous to these three great guys.  They source from some of the most sought after vineyards in Santa Barbara, Santa Rita Hills & Santa Ynez.

Dragonette 2012 Fiddlestix Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills  ~ Retail 58.00 – GGWC 54.99
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This wine displays aromas of deep, concentrated red fruits (Bing cherry, strawberry and sweet cranberry) along with intense mineral notes of sea shell, and wet stones and a fascinating mélange of fresh and dried herbs (bay leaf, anise, thyme, tarragon) and smoky nori. On the palate the wine is rich, yet measured, as concentrated fresh red fruits intermingle with herbs and stones in a light to medium bodied frame. A solid tannic spine and notable, tangy acids provide citrus notes and intrigue, and the wine dances across the palate to a satisfying, contemplative finish.

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