2009 Fort Ross Fort Ross Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., pH 3.65, TA 0.63, 1,438 cases, $42. Dijon 115, 777, Pommard and heritage selections of Calera and Swan. 100% de-stemmed, aged in French oak barrels. Aged 10 months in 30% new French oak barrels. Unfined and unfiltered. · Moderately dark reddish-purple color in the glass. Aromas of black cherries, sassafras, soy sauce, seaweed and vanillin oak. Relatively full-bodied flavors of dark cherries and raspberries, root beer, brown spice and subtle oak. This wine has a definite minerality to it with an earthy, salty, soil-bound quality. A long finish adds to the appeal. Very good. Reviewed April 13, 2013

Winery: Fort Ross Vineyard & Winery
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