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Fort Ross Vineyard

2020: Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Our First Vintage

Dedicated Farming, Masterful Winemaking, Profound Wines

Our Tasting Room is Temporarily Closed.

Due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases, Sonoma County has adopted the California Department of Public Health's Regional Stay at Home Order. We therefore will be temporarily closing our tasting room for seated tastings through January 9th. Our online shop will remain open along with curbside pick-ups at the tasting room. Please call (707) 847-3460 x1 or email us at tastingroom@fortrossvineyard.com to set up a reservation to pick-up your wines. 

 

Recent Reviews

2017 FRV Chardonnay

93 Points - Wine Enthusiast
Light and layered, this light, crisp white offers flavors of spicy pear, citrus and marshmallow, a ying-yang complementary palate of subtle richness and complexity. White flowers permeate aromatically as a persistence of lemon and tangerine hit the finish — Virginie Boone

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2017 Mother of Pearl Chardonnay

93 Points - Wine Enthusiast
Winemaker Jeff Pisoni works magic in this crisp, floral and stony white from the Fort Ross Vineyard estate in view of the Pacific Ocean. Melon, apricot and pear flavors present strongly around hints of white tea and jasmine, the texture elegantly layered and composed.  — Virginie Boone

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2017 Stagecoach Road Pinot Noir

93 Points - Wine Enthusiast
From a selection of Calera grapes grown on the extreme coast, this wine offers spice, wax and edgy acidity. Pomegranate, tangerine, cherry and mint flavors follow along a structured, complex and lengthy palate of balanced tannin and oak, finishing in lasting earthiness. — Virginie Boone 

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2017 Stagecoach Road Pinot Noir

93 Points - Wine Spectator
Suave, with a delicate mix of vibrant cherry, currant and huckleberry flavors that are backed by crunchy acidity. Shows minerally richness on the fine-textured finish. Drink now through 2025.  

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2017 Stagecoach Road Pinot Noir

94 Points - Wine Advocate, Robert Parker
The 2017 Pinot Noir Estate Stagecoach Road has slowly opening aromas of roasted cranberries and blackberries accented by potpourri, Earl Grey tea leaves, dusty earth, woodsmoke and cola. The palate is medium-bodied, silky and nuanced with loads of spicy, bitters-like accents and great freshness, finishing long and layered. 

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2017 Top of Land Pinot Noir

93 Points - Wine Advocate, Robert Parker
The 2017 Pinot Noir Estate Top of Land takes its time to unfurl to cranberries and blackberries with nuances of black tea, woodsmoke, dusty earth and amaro. The medium-bodied palate is spicy and nuanced with a grainy frame and long, uplifted finish. 

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2017 The Terraces Pinot Noir

93 Points - Wine Advocate, Robert Parker
Medium ruby, the 2017 Pinot Noir Estate The Terraces features aromas of crushed cranberries, red cherries and rhubarb accented by cola, dusty earth and black tea leaves. The medium-bodied palate is spicy, nuanced and fresh with a grainy frame and long finish. 

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2018 "FRV" Chardonnay

92 Points - Wine Spectator 
Powerful, with savory richness to the mix of intense fresh cut apple and pear flavors. Crunchy acidity fills the finish, which features buttery hints to dried sage and tarragon accents. Drink now through 2025.

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2016 "FRV" Pinot Noir

93 Points - Wine Spectator
Finely textured and concentrated flavors of raspberry, plum and red currant are vibrant and well-focused in this svelte and direct style. Mineral and spice notes linger on the fresh, crunchy finish, with peppery hints. Drink now through 2023.

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