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Fort Ross Vineyard

2021 Sea Slopes Pinot Noir

2021 Sea Slopes Pinot Noir

Wine Specs
Vintage
2021
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Fort Ross-Seaview
Aging
9 months in 20% new and 80% neutral French oak
Bottling Date
June 2022
Alcohol %
13.5
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$35.00
 
SKU: FOPNSEA21

A deep garnet hue, this Coastal Pinot Noir has alluring aromatics of violets, rose petals, raspberry and blackberry. Luscious flavors of cherry, plum and bramble berries with a dash baking spices are framed by plush tannins. The lively acidity and elegant characteristics of pure Pinot Noir fruit linger through the lengthy finish. 

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
A deep garnet hue, this Coastal Pinot Noir has alluring aromatics of violets, rose petals, raspberry and blackberry. Luscious flavors of cherry, plum and bramble berries with a dash baking spices are framed by plush tannins. The lively acidity and elegant characteristics of pure Pinot Noir fruit linger through the lengthy finish.
Vineyard Notes
The growing season on the coast experienced lower than average rainfall levels which signaled the start of another drier than average vintage.These parched soils came with a silver lining, though, as the roots of the vines were forced to dig deep into the earth in search of water and nutrients to sustain growth—which also brought beautiful concentration of flavor.The summer enjoyed steady, mild 80-85° temperatures, allowing the grapes to develop ideal complexity and flavors. A warm August allowed harvest to begin on the earlier side, creating coastal wines with freshness, acidity and a purity of fruit.
Winemaker Notes
The grapes for this Pinot Noir were picked during the cool early morning hours. After sorting, the fruit was cold soaked for several days. Fermentation occurred in stainless steel tanks with some punch down maceration to achieve balanced extraction of flavor, color and aromatic compounds. After fermentation, the wine was transferred to barrel. 80% neutral and 20% new French oak was used for the aging of this wine. Once in barrels, time allowed the wine to seamlessly integrate the natural acidity, rich flavors and soft tannins into a beautiful, perfumed Pinot Noir.

2021 Sea Slopes Pinot Noir

Wine Specs
Vintage
2021
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Fort Ross-Seaview
Aging
9 months in 20% new and 80% neutral French oak
Bottling Date
June 2022
Alcohol %
13.5
Add To Cart
$35.00
 
SKU: FOPNSEA21