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Fort Ross Vineyard

2020: Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Our First Vintage

Dedicated Farming, Masterful Winemaking, Profound Wines



We are glad to announce that our Estate Tasting Room, the home of our elegant coastal
Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinotage wines, is now open for limited reservations!


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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2015 FRV Pinot Noir

92 Points - Wine Enthusiast
From the producer's estate vineyard in the wilds of the appellation, this wine opens in ash, stone and forest, presenting tight, structured intensity. Earthy and savory, it shines in tart, tangy layers of cranberry, rhubarb and black cherry dappled in Asian spice and pepper.  — Virginie Boone

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2016 The Terraces Pinot Noir

93 Points - Wine Enthusiast
Complex, savory and full of tension, this acid-driven, cool-climate wine is remarkably memorable and well structured—a study in rhubarb, cranberry and dried herb. Light and elegant, it unwinds slowly with intrigue in the glass, offering a length of exotic spice. — Virginie Boone

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2016 "FRV" Chardonnay

91 Points - Wine Advocate, Robert Parker
The 2016 Chardonnay Fort Ross Vineyard gives up notions of warm applesauce, poached pears and honey toast with a waft of lemon peel. The palate is medium-bodied with appealing freshness and plenty of spicy stone fruit and apple flavors, finishing on a honey-nut note. 508 cases produced. –Lisa Perrotti-Brown

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2015 Stagecoach Road Pinot Noir

93 Points - Wine Advocate, Robert Parker
Pale to medium ruby-purple in color, the 2015 Stagecoach Road  Pinot Noir opens with fragrant notes of violets and rose hips with a core of red and black cherries, stewed rhubarb and underbrush plus a waft of wild thyme. Medium bodied with great intensity and a firm backbone of finely grained tannins and wonderful freshness, it finishes on a compelling minerally note. 121 cases were made. –Lisa Perrotti-Brown

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2014 The Terraces Pinot Noir

94 Points - Wine Advocate, Robert Parker
The flagship Pinots at Fort Ross are clearly worth the trade-up. The 2014 Pinot Noir The Terraces reveals a pale to medium ruby-purple color with complex, earthy, herbal and mineral/crushed stones notes over black raspberries, pomegranate, lavender and violets. Light to medium-bodied, the palate is very fine, firm and multilayered, with a seamless backbone and great length. Only 132 cases were made. Drink Date: 2017 - 2025

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2017 "FRV" Chardonnay

94 Points - Wine Spectator 
Powerful and rich, with intense, juicy flavors of apple and butter, flanked by butterscotch notes. Savory accents linger on the intensely spicy finish, layered with creamy hints. 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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