2021 Pinot Noir
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.
92 Points - Jeb Dunnuck
A semi-opaque ruby with a light haze, the 2021 Pinot Noir Fort Ross Vineyard is ripe and spicy, with smoky incense, pine, licorice, and black cherry. This full-bodied Pinot packs in loads of ripe blackberries, toasted cedar, and tea leaf with ripe tannins, dusty earth, and a bit of orange peel on the finish. Drink 2024-2030. July 2023