2017 Pinotage Accolades
93 Points - Wine Enthusiast
This is a rare find in California, and tastes like what it is: a cross between Pinot Noir and Cinsault (Hermitage), showing the cherries and tanginess of the former and the black-pepper and meaty notes of the latter. Substitute this well-balanced and medium-bodied wine for a Côtes du Rhône - Jim Gordon, May 2023.
92 Points - Wine Advocate
The 2017 Pinotage Estate Fort Ross Vineyard has a medium to deep ruby color and very pretty scents of garrigue, dust, peppercorn and amaro over a core of roasted cranberries and red cherries plus notes of cola and woodsmoke. Medium to full-bodied, it packs in the spiced, earthy fruits, with a chalky frame and great freshness, finishing long. Impressive! If you enjoy Pinot Noir or Grenache in a pleasantly rustic style, this may be for you.