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Date Printed: 8/27/2014
Pine Ridge Fortis 2003
Pine Ridge Fortis 2003
(search item no. 113123)
collectible wine


PRICE ON 8/27/2014: $89.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2003 FORTIS opens with a flood of ripe, concentrated blueberry and currant aromas, opulently layered with bitter chocolate, caramel, white peppercorn and bay leaf. The firm, yet silky texture of this voluminous blend boasts intense flavors of dried cherry and red berry, with beautifully integrated tannins. The finish exhibits stunning length, punctuated by a profile of ripe berry, cocoa and smoke. This wine may be enjoyed now or cellared for 10-15 years.
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About Pine Ridge:

In 1978 , a remarkable vineyard took shape alongside a deep pine forest that climbs the western hillside of Napa Valley’s storied Stags Leap District. Today, nestled in a small valley along the Silverado Trail, the carefully maintained and terraced slopes of Pine Ridge Vineyards blend gracefully with the natural rise and fall of the land. Year after year, the wines of Pine Ridge carry a sense of this place and its history. Continuity, balance and meticulous craftsmanship are inherent in the wines and deeply embedded in the winery's heritage. Each vintage reflects the distinct characteristics of the appellation and a focused commitment to refinement that reaches across the years, from the founding of the winery to today.