The Case of Two Vintages
Missing 7, the previously unknown bottling from Fiddlehead Cellars, has continued to grip the nation as word of its sudden appearance spreads like gossip in a mother's parlor. But the full impact of this discovery is yet to be known. Early reports indicate a bold, black cherry flavor, with dried cranberry and floral notes, leading detectives on a wild goose chase for more. Witnesses testify to dusty tannins and a light vanilla oak touch with a smooth finish, all indicating an immediately approachable wine in the prime of its youth.
As in the case when two master criminal minds join together, this devious scheme of the 2012 and 2013 vintages was plotted and hatched by winemaker Kathy Joseph. Stealing the bold, cola-driven dark fruit characteristics of historical Fiddlestix found in the 2013 vintage and conspiring with the smooth cherry-flavored fruitfulness of the 2014, this truly was the work of a mastermind. It's not meant to overshadow its older siblings, but one that blossoms early and has "drink every day" appeal. It's accessible to the palate and the pocketbook.
Where will this wine be spotted next? In a neighbor's cellar? On your kitchen table? No one can know for sure!