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Date Printed: 7/23/2014
Pine Ridge Fortis 2007
Pine Ridge Fortis 2007
(search item no. 109010)
collectible wine
older vintages


PRICE ON 7/23/2014: $129.00

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:

Fortis presents the absolute pinnacle of richness and complexity. It displays an intense array of aromas including juicy plum, ripe blackberries and black currant balanced with baking spices, brown sugar and dark cocoa. The wine explodes on the palate with supple fruit notes of warm black cherry and cassis amid hints of espresso, toast and light vanilla that continues through the unrelenting finish. Firm tannins and a robust structure affirm the tremendous aging potential of this wine, which in its youth, would show best after decanting for at least one hour.
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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.