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Fort Ross, “Symposium” Pinot Noir Fort Ross-Seaview, Sonoma Coast, California 2013 (750mL)
For all its elegance and delicacy, this still-evolving 2013 is also an exclamation point—a monumental declaration of this region’s viability as one of the world’s great Pinot Noir terroirs. “Symposium” hails from their namesake vineyard, the Fort Ross Vineyard, probably one of the closest vineyards to the ocean in all of California, if not the United States. It’s pinned between the sea and the sky, and the fruit concentrates to an unbelievable degree of refinement and intensity while also holding on to the invaluable freshness a long growing season provides. This is Pinot Noir with personality and power, perfectly softened by seven years of evolution: It’s just starting to show some gentle tertiary flavors—fresh black truffles and that ineffable touch of sous bois (“under wood” in French) that characterizes our favorite mature Pinots from Burgundy. And, perhaps most notably, this landmark wine offers unparalleled value in a region where prices have climbed steadily alongside the international recognition. This must not be missed!
- CountryUnited States
- RegionSonoma County
- Sub-RegionFort Ross-Seaview, Sonoma Coast
- SoilHugo Series Soil: Sandstone, Shale, Schist
- BlendPinot Noir 96%, Pinotage 4%
- OakFrench (25% New)
- Temp.Serve at 55-60° F
- GlasswareBurgundy Stems
- Decanting30 Minutes
- PairingGrilled Salmon with Chanterelles
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