Delicate, exotic, memorable, and elegant, delivering a culinary delight straight from Mother Nature, the fiddlehead fern became the inspiration for Fiddlehead Cellars when pioneering winemaker, Kathy Joseph, began the winery in the late 1980s focusing on Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc from Santa Barbara and Willamette Valley, two still emerging regions at the time. Today, both are considered premium locations for producing high quality Pinot Noir, with Kathy continuing to showcase the variety with site specific, sustainable farming that allows the full expression of the fruit to shine.
From the Estate Fiddlestix Vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills, the signature wine for Fiddlehead Cellars, its 728 Pinot Noir ($46) reveals that elegance Kathy strives for in her wines, showing grace and style, with texture and concentration. Wild berry and black cherry open the wine, melding harmoniously with cola, dried leaves, toasted spice, and woody herb. There is an Old World style to this well-made wine, with an earthiness of wet earth and truffle, easing into soft tannins that linger for days on the palate. #cheers