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Date Printed: 9/20/2014
Fort Ross Reserve Pinot Noir 2007
Fort Ross Reserve Pinot Noir 2007
(search item no. 122751)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 9/20/2014: $68.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 James Suckling rating: 94 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2005 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Aromas of dark ripe berries and black tea with a hint of sweet roses elegantly introduce black cherry, raspberry and delicate traces of spice to the palate. The rich flavors and velvety texture of this unfiltered Pinot Noir are balanced by finely structured tannins.
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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.