2014 Pinot Noir Accolades
93 Points - Wine Enthusiast
Tangy red cherry, rose petal, and spicy cola combine on the palate around softened, silky tannins. Though smooth in feel, the palate still offers plenty of defined structure and elegant acidity. — Virginie Boone
92 Points - James Suckling
Lots of dried berry, meat, and walnut aromas follow through to a full body, with layers of fruit and a juicy finish. Hints of chocolate and vanilla underneath it. Drink or hold.
90+ Points - Wine Advocate
Pale to med ruby in color, the 2014 Pinot Noir Fort Ross Vineyard seems just a little reduced/tarry to begin, soon giving way to fragrant raspberries, wild strawberries and underbrush notes with touches of game and lavender. Light-bodied with a silky, sophisticated palate, it delivers lovely energy and lingering earthy flavors. Drink 2017 - 2021
★★★★ EXCELLENT - Restaurant Wine
The 2014 FRV Pinot Noir is a rich, balanced wine in a medium-full style. It is full-bodied, intensely flavored, and slightly tannic; a wine with cherry, red currant, plum, rose petal, black tea, spicy oak, and vanilla aromas/flavors. Beginning to evolve, but can develop further. Very fine quality. Several day cold soak. Aged 10 months in French oak barrels, 40% new. Unfined, unfiltered. Clones: Calera, Pommard, Swan. 712 cases.