2007 PINOT NOIR: SYMPOSIUM Fort Ross Vineyard, Sonoma Coast - Limited
Aromas of dark fruits and black tea with a hint of sage perfectly introduce the black cherry and raspberry to the palate. Symposium is 96% Pinot Noir blended with just 4% Pinotage, adding subtle notes of spice and earthy bramble. While ready to drink now, we believe this will continue to evolve. Please allow this wine to breathe.
93 Points - WINE ENTHUSIAST - October 2011 Issue
Held back for nearly four years, this Pinot still brims with acidity. Tartness is the shock that precedes columns of raspberries, cherries, pomegranates, persimmons and cola, bearing banners of exotic spices. A precise, intellectually pure wine, it should be decanted now, and will develop interestingly over the years. Editors’ Choice. —S.H.