Prodigal Pinot Noir Fiddlestix Vineyard 2009 Library Selection
Prodigal Pinot Noir Fiddlestix Vineyard 2009 Library Selection

Prodigal Pinot Noir Fiddlestix Vineyard 2009 Library Selection

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Currently, the 2009 Prodigal 'Fiddlestix' Pinot Noir is in full maturity and showing all the characteristics which make this vineyard a must-have for every cellar collection...
The winemaker chose exclusively from clone 667 vines with two different rootstocks planted in the 'Fiddlestix' Vineyard. True to the clonal character of 667, the structural balance and nuanced fruitiness is complemented by hints of spice and earth. Notes of forest floor and sweet fruit evolve from the glass while being driven by the unique terrior, that Kathy Joseph has been dedicated to expressing for decades. Bottle unfiltered and unfined... this gem is intact and ready to rock! 

The name “Prodigal” stems from the career paths that Stephen Russell has taken. As an early (1960) graduate of the UC Davis Enology program, but not a member of a wine family, he was the first formally-trained enologist to be hired by the Gallo's. After discovering that corporate winemaking didn’t offer the future he had envisioned, and after attempting unsuccessfully to raise the money to purchase Freemark Abbey, with a twenty-something’s wisdom he decided to leave the industry. After returning to school (DVM and PhD) and an academic career in cancer research, he and his wife, Mary, returned to California to found Quinta Santa Rosa Vineyard / Prodigal Wines in 2001. The ‘prodigal son’ had returned!

  • 750 ml