Fort Ross 2011 Pinot Noir
- Sonoma Coast AVA
- 92 Points — Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
- 90 Points — Wine Enthusiast
- Fort Ross-SeaView AVA, Sonoma Coast
- 97% Pinot Noir, 3% Pinotage
- 10 months in 100% French Oak
- Cases Produced
Thankfully, the Pinot Noir thrives in the harsh environs of the Sonoma Coast. This Pinot Noir release includes a small (3%) blend of Pinotage. Fruit was handpicked at night and barreled in 15% new French Oak and 85% older French oak.
The appellation is the newly designated Fort Ross-SeaView AVA. Aromas of dark fruits and black tea with a hint of sage introduce the black cherry and raspberry flavors. The Pinotage adds subtle notes of spice and bramble. Some plum is apparent with whispers of nutmeg and vanilla.
Fort Ross Vineyard & Winery
Perched on the steep ridge tops of the Sonoma Coast at the edge of the Pacific Ocean, Fort Ross Vineyard & Winery crafts cool-climate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay of extraordinary character.
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