Fort Ross Vineyard
2022 Waypoint

Fort Ross Vineyard

Pinot Noir

From Fort Ross Vineyard, only a few miles away from the Pacific Ocean in Sonoma County. This Pinot Noir showcases the profound expression of the extreme West Sonoma Coast site and how the individual vineyard blocks are elevated when meticulously blended.


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Tasting Notes

Aromatically compelling, Fort Ross coastal Pinot tends to show a bright red cherry and light spice nose, with red damson plum skins, notes of conifer (redwood trees), and a saline raspberry, allspice and fresh herb bouquet. In the mouth it is brisk and kinetic, moving all around the palate with cool earth, black raspberry, sweet black plum, tea, quinine, and bergamot flavors. The finish gains some speed, with racy bing and Ranier cherries, and leaves on a crisp, grippy note, reminding you there are tannins present. A nice mouthwatering exit, that lingers.


With spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean less than one mile away, the vineyard is divided into 32 separate blocks, one-half to two acres in size, that range in elevation from 1700 down to 1200 feet above sea level. Vines of this unique terroir produce wines that embody the essence of the rugged Sonoma Coast.