From our mountain vineyard that overlooks the Sonoma Coast in the Fort Ross-Seaview American Viticultural Area, Fort Ross Vineyard & Winery produces limited quantities of single vineyard, Estate grown, cool-climate Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinotage. With spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean less than one mile away, the vineyard is divided into 32 separate blocks, one-half to two acres in size, that range in elevation from 1700 down to 1200 feet above sea level. Owners, Lester and Linda Schwartz and their small crew began preparing the 55 acre vineyard in 1994. It took them 4 years of preparation before they could begin planting. The 2000 vintage marked the first vintage of Fort Ross Vineyard.
★★★★★ EXCEPTIONAL - Restaurant Wine, Ronn Wiegand MW/MS
First rate Pinotage. It is deeply colored, full bodied, and richly flavored, with intense blueberry, rosehips, cedar, black licorice and oak aromas/flavors. Very long and persistent on the finish.