Pinot Noir
Fort Ross Vineyard – Reserve, 2001

$ 150.00

Named after the nearby historic Russian outpost, Fort Ross, located on California’s Sonoma Coast, this vineyard continues the pioneering spirit. This is one of our most profound bottlings of this variety to date. Unfined and unfiltered, this dense and broodingly complex wine should develop well over the next decade.

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Winemaker's Notes

This reserve wine is from Pinot Noir selections that have been grown in California for many decades and seem to have a more wild, unrefined side to them (now there’s a job for the “fab five”) that demanded more time in barrel and in bottle. Darker fruits, exotic iodine notes (like what you get from the coastal breezes when the surf is up?), perfumes in the upper register, woodsy, earthy notes and bass tones complete this lusty show for the senses. I think it will age and develop for quite some time. Its wildness will be tamed by decanting during its early years, allowing it to ‘open up’ and submit.







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