2014 "FRV" Pinot Noir Half Bottle (375mL) 12-Pack
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 with their small crew began preparing the 52-acre vineyard in 1994. It took them 4 years of preparation before they could begin planting. The year 2000 marked the first vintage from the Fort Ross Vineyard.
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.
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, Ronn Wiegand MW/MS
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.