Fort Ross is the western most vineyard in Californias’ Sonoma Coast appellation. This all-estate grown property has been on fire ever since Ace Winemaker Jeff Pisoni took over the winemaking reins in 2008. The vines are now 15+ years old, so the maturity is paying of dividend for this great property.
Fort Ross 2009 “Fort Ross Vineyard”
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The 2009 Fort Ross “FRV” Pinot Noir is a combination of Dijon Clones 115 & 777 with Pommard, Swan & Calera, so a nice mix of esteemed clonal selections. The wine offers a near opaque image. It is concentrated (Pommard clone does this) with generous aromas of black currants and boysenberry and a whiff of barnyard on the nose. The wine is rich and full in body with opulent layers of black stone fruit that are keenly balanced by savory notes and a touch of minerality and acidity that continue to evolve through the long lingering finish. This gorgeous wine might be one of the best under $40.00 Pinot Noirs I tasted this year.