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Fort Ross Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Reserve Fort Ross Vineyard 2005

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92 points Wine Spectator: Spicy cola, raspberry, cranberry and savory herb and dried cherry fruit give this an intriguing range of complex flavors. Balanced, elegant and structured. Better than previously reviewed. Drink now through 2012. 513 cases made. (2008)

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Fort Ross Vineyard:
Nestled on a sunny coastal ridge, overlooking the Pacific Ocean a mile below, our “True Sonoma Coast” vineyard is one of the closest, if not the closest, to the ocean in all of California. From the vineyard you can see the breaking surf and the misty silhouettes of Bodega Head and Pt. Reyes far below. The vineyard’s high elevation above the coastal fog and its proximity to the ocean provide a g... Read more
Nestled on a sunny coastal ridge, overlooking the Pacific Ocean a mile below, our “True Sonoma Coast” vineyard is one of the closest, if not the closest, to the ocean in all of California. From the vineyard you can see the breaking surf and the misty silhouettes of Bodega Head and Pt. Reyes far below. The vineyard’s high elevation above the coastal fog and its proximity to the ocean provide a gentle, sunny and temperate climate that has proved to be very favorable for the slow and even ripening of Burgundian varietals. Read less
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Layered Rice Pudding

RiceSelect's fragrant Jasmati® is blended with eggs, milk and fall's favorite spices, cinnamon and nutmeg, to create a delicious rice pudding, which is layered on top of fluffy cream cheese and abuttery pecan crust. Pairs well with a bold, tawny port with flavors of dried fruits, nuts, and spices.

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Member Reviews for Fort Ross Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Reserve Fort Ross Vineyard

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Snooth User: drdebs
6497900
4.00 5
06/19/2008

This wine is still tightly coiled, and not showing it's best right now. Aromas and flavors of mushroom, plums, raspberry. Will be best after 2009, I suspect, so give this one time to unfurl.


Snooth User: Wine Fire
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4.00 5
01/08/2011

A complex nose opens to scents of rose, cherry, smoke, woodsy moss and leaves, with a hint of petroleum, pomegranate and plum. Dark fruit combined with notes of cherry, raspberry and bright red fruits spread widely on the tongue thanks to a pleasant acidity. Some new leather and dirt in the middle, but soft underneath the fruit. Moments in this gorgeous wine display ecstatically harmonized floral, fruit and spice, unlike any other. A spicy finish lingers nicely on the back. First tasting on 6/19/10: 3.5/5. Second tasting on 1/8/11: 4/5 Wine has matured and blossomed beautifully in six months.



92 points Wine Spectator: Spicy cola, raspberry, cranberry and savory herb and dried cherry fruit give this an intriguing range of complex flavors. Balanced, elegant and structured. Better than previously reviewed. Drink now through 2012. 513 cases made. (2008)

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