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2007 Pinotage

2007 Pinotage

Fort Ross Vineyard, Sonoma Coast

EXCEPTIONAL - Dan Berger's Vintage Experiences, December 1, 2011

This dark ruby hued Pinotage has a concentrated depth of bright, bold and luscious flavors that envelop the palate.

 

This dark ruby hued Pinotage has a concentrated depth of bright, bold and luscious flavors that envelop the palate. Tiers of raspberry, blackberry and juicy plum are enhanced by a whisper of spicy sassafras that carries through the endless finish of this well-structured wine. Its rich, bold textural complexities are the perfect accompaniment to hearty meals, spicy foods and grilled meats. Limited Production : 517 cases

EXCEPTIONAL - Dan Berger's Vintage Experiences, December 1, 2011
This thick skinned South African grape often makes an odd wine, but here special clonal material personally cleared through official channels makes a dark, blackberry/plum scented wine with weight in the mid-palate and graceful structure. Faintly rustic finish; a great wine to serve blind to a wine snob.

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Wine Specs

Vintage 2007
Varietal Pinotage
Appellation Sonoma Coast
Vineyard Designation Fort Ross Vineyard
Alcohol % 14.5

Wine Profile

Tasting Notes While Pinotage shares many traits with Pinot Noir, there is an earthy brambleness that distinguishes it from its more famous cousin. Aromas dense with ripe loganberry, rose petals and black tea gracefully mingle with underlying notes of fragrant vanilla, nutmeg spice and cedar. This dark ruby hued Pinotage has a concentrated depth of bright, bold and luscious flavors that envelop the palate. Tiers of raspberry, blackberry and juicy plum are enhanced by a whisper of smoke and spicy sassafras flavors that carry through the smooth, integrated finish of this well-structured wine. Its rich, bold textural complexities are the perfect accompaniment to hearty meals, spicy foods and grilled meats.
Winemaker Notes Pinotage was first developed in South Africa in 1925 by crossing the two vinifera varieties, Pinot Noir and Cinsault. Our Pinotage consists of two Fort Ross proprietary clones, MM1 and MM3, developed from bud wood personally imported by Fort Ross from one of the most select Pinotage vineyards in South Africa. We vinify the variety much the same as our Pinot Noir. After hand sorting, the grapes were destemmed, cold soaked for several days and fermented in simple open-top fermenters and gently punched down to soften the influence of the thicker skins of the Pinotage berries. Shortly after pressing, the wines were barreled in a combination of new and used French oak.
 

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Steve Exon
1 1 1 1 1 (Feb 2, 2013 at 12:41 PM)

We have tasted many of the fine wines from the Fort Ross Vineyard and look forward to every shipment we receive from this outstanding Sonoma Coast wine producer, as a wine club member. That said, the 2007 Pinotage is our favorite and we will be ordering some more very soon. This wine leaps out of the bottle with refreshing aromas, explodes in the mouth with a bold burst fruit flavors and has a finish that sails on forever. At a wine & cheese party we had last night, where we were serving the Fort Ross 2007 Pinotage, one of our guests exclaimed: "This just might be the best wine I have ever taste!"

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