2003 PINOT NOIR: SYMPOSIUM. Fort Ross Vineyard, Sonoma Coast - SOLD OUT
The touch of Pinotage (4%) to the Pinot Noir (96%) clonal blend intensifies the alluring deep, ruby hue and adds density and complexity. Enticing aromas of vivid bright cherry mingle with tiers of fragrant rose petals, dusty cedar and black tea notes. Boldly concentrated, with a core of dark cherry, black raspberry and boysenberry fruit, with hints of spicy sandalwood that echo through the lingering finish. Symposium is a generous, well-structured wine with the consistent minerality of all Fort Ross wines.
92 POINTS - WINE SPECTATOR, JAMES LAUBE: Ripe, plush and deep, with complex plum, blackberry and wild berry fruit that's supple and polished, finishing with a long, intense aftertaste that keeps the fruit at the forefront. Drink now through 2011.