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Fort Ross Vineyard

2013 Pinot Noir Accolades

90 Points - Jeb Dunnuck
Brilliance from Sonoma: Sports a ruby color as well as an open knit, ready-to-go bouquet of dried cherries, tobacco, menthol, and dried herbs/ It’s pretty, medium bodied, rounded, and supple, with an evolved style ideal for drinking over the coming 4-5 years.

Exceptional - Dan Berger's Vintage Experiences 
Now already five years old, this complex version of a cool-climate PN is at an early peak of drinkability, but its gorgeous structure will help it to improve for at least another 5-8. Raspberry compote, blackberry, rose petals, tea, and even a hint of dried tangerine mark the dramatic aroma, and the structure is handsome since acid holds it all together without any tartness.

★★★★½ - EXCELLENT - Restaurant Wine, Ronn Wiegand MW/MS
A subtle and complex Pinot Noir. Tasting much like a fine Burgundy. It is full bodied: smoothly textured, well balanced, and moderately rich, with a very long finish, tasting of blueberry jam, red currant, cedar, cherry, vanilla, and spicy oak. Drinks well now.

Market Watch
The essence of Pinot— a very approachable wine full of delicacy and character. The tastes blends plenty of red fruit with subtle notes of spice.

Robert Parker
“Absolutely Spectacular Offerings. These are impressive Burgundian-style Pinot Noirs that merit serious attention.” — Robert Parker

Forbes Magazine
“Aromas of cherry compote, red currant and a hint of tobacco seed. Medium-full with excellent concentration. Ample oak, good acidity, medium-weight tannins. Earthy Pinot Noir with a delicate herbal note in the finish (cumin, sage). Beautiful complexity. Approachable now, best in 3-5 years. Excellent.”