Taz Fiddlestix Vineyard Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills 2008

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A delicious new Pinot Noir from the Santa Maria Valley vineyard located across from Sea Smoke in the Santa Rita Hills...

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Ripe but subdued on the nose though with plenty of alcohol showing, aromas are earthy, minty and oaky. Ripe and tannic in the mouth with lots of pe... Read more

Nose doesn't give away much, or my fall allergies have arrived. On the palate, it's an elegantly structured wine with savory flavors of cherry, r... Read more

Cherries and some strawberries and red plums on the nose, red fruit and some dusty earth some sweet red spices, subtle earthiness lingers. As it o... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Taz Fiddlestix Vineyard Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065196,609
2.00 5
Vintage: 2007 11/18/2013

Ripe but subdued on the nose though with plenty of alcohol showing, aromas are earthy, minty and oaky. Ripe and tannic in the mouth with lots of peppery, red hots like cinnamon spice over a base of slightly sweet red fruit. 80pts


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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,199
4.00 5
09/11/2011

Nose doesn't give away much, or my fall allergies have arrived. On the palate, it's an elegantly structured wine with savory flavors of cherry, red currant, cola and sandalwood. Rich and dark. The savory nature comes to a head on the finish with roasted meat jus.


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,201
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 06/07/2010

Cherries and some strawberries and red plums on the nose, red fruit and some dusty earth some sweet red spices, subtle earthiness lingers. As it opened up, I got more earthy and darker on the nose


Snooth User: Ktaaffe
3188948
4.00 5
Vintage: 2003 02/06/2008

A great pinot - big with dark fruits, light spice, and earthiness. Mild cedar and vanilla (?) make it another house favorite.


External Reviews for Taz Fiddlestix Vineyard Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills

External Review
11/09/2011

Started by legendary viticulturist Bob “Taz” Steinhauer using the grapes from the vineyards he's planted like the famed Fiddlestix vineyard in the Santa Rita Hills. Taz knew with the amazing quality fruit he was growing that he'd be able produce some very fine wine, and he's done just that. This 2008 is a blend from two vineyards; his North Canyon vineyard in the Santa maria Valley and Fiddlestix vineyard. The flavors are distinct and full. Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored it 91 points saying "2008 was a great vintage for Taz, and this Santa Barbara bottling is a great value. It really delivers, offering a dry, elegantly structured and complex wine. The silky texture houses savory flavors of cherries, red currants, cola and sandalwood, with an umami taste of bacon. Just delicious for drinking now."


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Source: NapaCabs.com
08/25/2011

2008 was a great vintage for Taz, and this Santa Barbara bottling is a great value. It really delivers, offering a dry, elegantly structured and complex wine. The silky texture houses savory flavors of cherries, red currants, cola and sandalwood, with an umami taste of bacon. Just delicious for drinking now. Editors' Choice.


External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
07/13/2010

Taz Vineyards Pinot Noir 2008 and all other wine from Taz Vineyards are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


Ratings & Tags for Taz Fiddlestix Vineyard Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills

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03/06/2011

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2007 11/11/2013

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3.50 5
2007 06/09/2010

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2003 12/17/2008

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2003 06/07/2007

Winemaker's Notes:

A delicious new Pinot Noir from the Santa Maria Valley vineyard located across from Sea Smoke in the Santa Rita Hills If you are looking for a fantastic Pinot discovery from one of California 39 s hottest new Pinot regions look no further The Fiddlestix

A delicious new Pinot Noir from the Santa Maria Valley vineyard located across from Sea Smoke in the Santa Rita Hills If you are looking for a fantastic Pinot discovery from one of California 39 s hottest new Pinot regions look no further The Fiddlestix

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