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2017 STAGECOACH ROAD PINOT NOIR, Fort Ross Vineyard
94 Points - Wine Advocate
It has slowly opening aromas of roasted cranberries and blackberries accented by potpourri, Earl Grey tea leaves, dusty earth, woodsmoke and cola. The palate is medium-bodied, silky and nuanced with loads of spicy, bitters-like accents and great freshness, finishing long and layered.
93 Points - Wine Enthusiast
Edgy acidity. Pomegranate, tangerine, cherry and mint flavors follow along a structured, complex and lengthy palate.
92 Points - Jeb Dunnuck
Classic...loads of spiced red and black fruits, bouquet garni, toasted nuts, and a touch of seaside-like salinity to go with a medium-bodied, round, elegant style on the palate.
2017 TOP OF LAND PINOT NOIR, Fort Ross Vineyard
93 Points – Wine Advocate
The 2017 Pinot Noir Estate Top of Land takes its time to unfurl to cranberries and blackberries with nuances of black tea, woodsmoke, dusty earth and amaro. The medium-bodied palate is spicy and nuanced with a grainy frame and long, uplifted finish.
93 Points – Jeb Dunnuck
An elegant, layered, medium-bodied style that offers more dark berry fruits, mulberries, toasted spice, and dried earth nuances. It's complex and has a seamless texture, polished tannins, and a good finish. This is another charming, balanced, classic wine from this address.
2017 THE TERRACES PINOT NOIR, Fort Ross Vineyard
93 Points - Wine Advocate
Medium ruby, the 2017 Pinot Noir Estate The Terraces features aromas of crushed cranberries, red cherries and rhubarb accented by cola, dusty earth and black tea leaves. The medium-bodied palate is spicy, nuanced and fresh with a grainy frame and long finish.
92+ Points - Jeb Dunnuck
Bright black cherry, candied violets, Asian spice, and some cedary herb notes emerge from the 2017 The Terraces, which is medium-bodied and has a fresh, focused texture, good acidity, and a great finish. It's going to benefit from a year or two of bottle age.