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The Essentials Trio 2021

The Essentials Trio 2021

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Our variety set showcases the full range of grapes we grow at Fort Ross Vineyard: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinotage. 

2018 Mother of Pearl Chardonnay

94 Points - Wine Enthusiast
Dark gold in color, with a buttery creaminess, this wine is richly delicious in pear, baked lemon and a mix of baking and Asian spice. Oyster-shell-like texture adds minerality and a taste of the vineyard, so close as it is to the ocean. - Virginie Boone, August 2021.

★★★★+ EXCELLENT - Restaurant Wine, Ronn Wiegand MS/MW
The 2018 Mother of Pearl is a full bodied, crisp, complex wine with rich fruitiness of pineapple, candied lemon, and honey with toast, vanilla, and oak characters. It has good balance and a lingering finish. Still quite young; warrants another year or so of bottle aging. White Burgundy-like in style. Excellent.

2018 The Terraces Pinot Noir

94 Points - Wine Enthusiast
Stemmy and earthy in forest floor, this memorably balanced, elegant and coastal wine shows a wealth of tangy red fruit, a mix of plum and wild strawberry. Sultry and seamless on the palate, the tannins are silky and well-integrated, exhibiting a graceful, high-toned freshness. - Virginie Boone, August 2021.

2015 Pinotage

90 Points - Jeb Dunnuck
You don't see many Pinotage from California, but the 2015 Pinotage Fort Ross Vineyard is solid stuff. Aged 10 months in 30% new oak, its deep ruby/purple hue is followed by a Pinot Noir-like bouquet of smoked blackberries, peppery herbs, chocolate, and sappy herbs. Balanced and medium to full-bodied, with plenty of tannins and good acidity, it’s an interesting, solid effort. I suspect it will evolve nicely for 4-6 years or more as well.

★★★★ EXCELLENT - Restaurant Wine, Ronn Wiegand MW/MS
The Pinotage is Pinot Noir-like in style: finely flavored, supple in texture, and full bodied. Rich flavors of blackberry, cherry, mint, pepper, clove, and toasty oak show good balance (if a bit tannic), and a long finish. Beginning to drink well, but it will develop further with bottle aging. 

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The Essentials Trio 2021

Add To Cart
$198.00
$180.00
 
SKU: TET3P21