Fort Ross Vineyard

2012 Fort Ross-Seaview Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir •Fort Ross Vineyard

California: Sonoma County: Fort Ross-Seaview

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Mission Briefing

Codename:

Mister Impressive

Today’s brilliant 93 point (Robert Parker) wine was made by the emerging master of California Pinot Noir, Jeff Pisoni. Jeff is the son of Pinot king, Gary Pisoni.

Today’s wine has the sort of impressive richness that one doesn’t usually find in a Sonoma Coast, making this Pinot a must-try wine that’ll impress all who drink it.

Very aromatic, with lofty aromas of black cherry, blackberry preserve, raspberry, bramble bush, summer forest, cherry cordial, dried violet, savory herb and subtle mixed spice.

Rich and deeply extracted with bold flavors of stewed blackberry, blueberry and strawberry up front, followed by spice, chocolate covered cherry, summer forest floor, dried wild mushroom, mixed dark spice, subtle savory herb and dried violets.

Winemaker Jeff Pisoni is a third generation winemaker which, in America, is about as many generations as you can find in a winemaking family. His lifetime of experience is apparent in today’s impressive and truly delicious Pinot.

We guarantee that you’ll love it!

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Here’s what the wine press has to say:

93 Points - Wine Advocate, Robert Parker - “The 2012 Pinot Noir Fort Ross Vineyard has notes of black raspberries, kirsch, baking spices, subtle earth and a hint of gravel-like minerality. The wine has terrific fruit on the attack and mid-palate, medium to full body, and a long finish. This is a beauty to drink over the next decade. Drink 2016-2026”

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★★★★ - Restaurant Wine These are refined, elegant Pinots. The standard bottling is rich and ripely flavored; a full bodied, complex, lightly tannic wine, with good balance, and a firm, long finish. In aroma/flavor, it tastes of cherry, raspberry, plum jam, juniper, toast, nutmeg, and cooked beef.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Dark, red plum skin at the heart of the wine, garnet at the edges.

Smell:

Black cherry, blackberry preserve, raspberry, bramble bush, summer forest, cherry cordial, dried violet, savory herb and subtle mixed spice.

Taste:

Stewed blackberry, blueberry, strawberry, spice, chocolate covered cherry, summer forest floor, dried wild mushroom, mixed dark spice, subtle savory herb and dried violets.

Finish:

Exceptionally long, with dark fruits that linger at the mid-palate for a very long time, gradually fading to reveal soft spice, dried flowers and a subtle hint of deliciously savory herbs.

Pairing:

This big Pinot just begs for something hearty, like a pork roast with mushroom and cherry gravy, or even a nice juicy steak.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Jeff Pisoni
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Vintage
2012
Appellation
Sonoma Coast, Fort Ross-Seaview AVA
Clones
Calera, Pommard & Dijon clones 115 & 777
Abv
13.8%
Harvest Date
September 2-29, 2012
Aging
10 months
Barrels
25% new French oak
Bottling Date
August 2013
Bottling
Unfined & Unfiltered
Production
1640 cases

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Mar 25, 2017 at 11:59 pm
$52.00
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