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Date Printed: 4/16/2014
Fort Ross Pinot Noir 2009
Fort Ross Pinot Noir 2009
(search item no. 122762)
James Suckling rating: 93 points
Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 4/16/2014: $39.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Generous black cherry, boysenberry and blackberry are finely balanced by savory qualities and tangy acidity. Full-bodied, opulent and well- structured, this complex Pinot will command your attention!
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About Fort Ross:

Nestled on a sunny coastal ridge, overlooking the Pacific Ocean a mile below, Fort Ross'"True Sonoma Coast" vineyard is one of the closest, if not the closest, to the ocean in all of California. From the vineyard you can see the breaking surf and the misty silhouettes of Bodega Head and Pt. Reyes far below. The vineyard's high elevation above the coastal fog and its proximity to the ocean provide a gentle, sunny and temperate climate that has proved to be very favorable for the slow and even ripening of Burgundian varietals.