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.
89 Points - Jeb Dunnuck
A deeper hued effort based on Pinot Noir, the 2019 Rose Of Pinot Noir Fort Ross Vineyard has a pretty bouquet of candied cherries, strawberries, and flowers. Tasting like a solid Tavel, it's a rich, medium-bodied, balanced rosé with good acidity and a clean, dry finish. It's going to shine on the dinner table.