Pinot Noir
Fort Ross Vineyard – ‘High Slopes’, 2004

$ 140.00

Some of the vineyard parcels here are west-facing, steep and quite dry. They produce concentrated wines with great depth. This wine is an assemblage of the most harmonious barrels from these parcels. Unfined and unfiltered, this dense and complex wine should develop well over the next decade.

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Winemaker's Notes

Good news: This is the most concentrated and long-lived ‘High Slopes’ we have made. Black and red fruits are buried within the taut structure of both integrated acidity and ripe tannins. The yields were extremely small, and while typical for this site, it was about half the level of the already ‘short’ 2003 vintage. It was aged in barrel for a full 24 months before bottling in mid-September 2006. Bad news: It is our last vintage from this fine vineyard. Fate saved the best for last. Cellar this wine like red Burgundy.







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