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Fort Ross Vineyard

2002 PINOT NOIR. Fort Ross Vineyard, Sonoma Coast - SOLD OUT

2002 PINOT NOIR. Fort Ross Vineyard, Sonoma Coast - SOLD OUT

Wine Specs
Vintage
2002
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Sonoma Coast
Acid
.61g/100ml
Aging
17 months
Alcohol %
14.5

Our 2002 Pinot Noir reflects the vintage, which is considered to be the finest ever for California Pinot Noir. It tempts with a bouquet of roses, mesmerizes with its gorgeous deep purple color and fills your palate with ripe red and black berries enlivened by East Indian spices. This well structured wine with supple tannins gains depth and complexity through the lingering finish.

2002 Pinot Noir Tech Sheet

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Our 2002 Pinot Noir reflects the vintage, which is by many considered to be the finest ever for California Pinot Noir. It tempts with a bouquet of roses, mesmerizes with its gorgeous deep purple color and fills your palate with ripe red and black berries enlivened by East Indian spices. This well structured wine with supple tannins gains depth and complexity through the lingering finish.
Winemaker Notes
The grapes for this Pinot Noir were handpicked in the cool early morning hours in small five-gallon buckets. After hand sorting, the grapes were cold soaked for several days and fermented in simple open-top fermenters. The caps were manually punched down. Shortly after pressing, the wines were barreled in a combination of new and used French oak. Throughout fermentation and aging, the clones and the different vineyard blocks were kept separate to maintain their distinct flavor profiles and structural components as blending elements. The wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Other Notes
Many have hailed 2002 as the finest vintage ever for California Pinot Noir. We are delighted with out 2002 Pinot Noir and had the rare privilege of being able to produce more Reserve Pinot Noir than usual. Overall, the growing season was mild, with a few temperature spikes in May and June. July, August and early September were typical for the region - moderately warm days with a gentle dip in the temperature at night.

2002 PINOT NOIR. Fort Ross Vineyard, Sonoma Coast - SOLD OUT

Wine Specs
Vintage
2002
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Sonoma Coast
Acid
.61g/100ml
Aging
17 months
Alcohol %
14.5