Marissa Ross

Failla

Fort Ross - Seaview Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011

2011 vintage, which I tasted a year ago. Some fruit has faded. What remains is still bright and fresh. Underripe cherry/strawberry, Asian spice, loamy/earthy undertone. On the palette is faded fruit and a strong acid backbone. — 2 days ago

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Gary Farrell

Fort Ross Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

Shay A
9.3

WNH virtual tasting with Gary Farrell wines. 2015 Ritchie chard, 2014 Fort Ross Pinot and 2015 Rochioli Pinot were the library choices.

I’m between a 93 and 94 here. This caught me totally by surprise. Flexing an ABV of 13.7, it has so much balanced richness and never comes across as lean. In fact, with the whole cluster usage here, it’s not green/stemmy. Gorgeous translucent purple in the glass with big aromatics of juniper, sage, high toned red and black berries, and cedar. Nimble on the palate with some herbal notes, and a really pretty red/black fruit sweetness (like really ripe rhubarb mixed with blackberries). Has both nice acidity and some tannic bite. I’d argue this was possibly even better in day two. Beautiful wine.
— a month ago

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I recently rejoined one of their club levels. I have to say I have been thrilled with everything that I have opened to date. Really consistent producer. I’m trying to hold a few for later, but some do not require much age to enjoy.
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Raen Winery

Home Field Fort Ross Seaview Pinot Noir 2017

Started with a bit of carbonic effervescence but slowly faded away and some nice red fruits, mushroom, soil appeared. Nice wine. — 2 months ago

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Fort Ross

Fort Ross-Seaview Pinot Noir 2013

Fort Ross FRV Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2013: Beautiful ruby-red color. Elegant Balance. Silky tannins. Great acidity. Dark fruit (blackberry, currant, plum). Red fruit (cranberry, cherry, pomegranate). Menthol. Spice. Earth. One of my absolute favorite Sonoma Coast Pinots and a perfect match for today’s #tacotuesday Cheers🍷 — 21 days ago

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Piazza del Dotto

Fort Ross-Seaview Sparkling Brut Rose Blend 2018

Starter Bubbles 👍🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 — 17 days ago

Neil, Tom and 19 others liked this

Gary Farrell

Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay 2015

Shay A
9.2

WNH virtual tasting with Gary Farrell wines. 2015 Ritchie chard, 2014 Fort Ross Pinot and 2015 Rochioli Pinot were the library choices.

Ritchie vineyard Chardonnay’s are some of my favorites, due to the roasted cashew, more rich type profile they can sport. I’d say this lean towards a more restrained expression of Ritchie chard. A lot of this wine reminded me of certain Hudson Chardonnay’s with a very herbal/green crusted yellow fruit profile. The aromatics also show honeysuckle and some spiced pear, where the palate starts rich and viscous before finishing fairly tart...lots of grilled lemon. Drink up.
— a month ago

Arden, Tom and 28 others liked this

Ross & Bee Maloof

Where ya Pjs at? Pinot Gris 2020

Immediately wanted this wine due to the attractive label and funny as hell reviews left by other drinkers! Was not disappointed. Truly effervescent, almost bordering on a sparkle but with natural juiciness and flavor that leaves me thinking slightly of a good light kombucha. Slight acidity balanced with slight sweetness, pretty in a wine glass and goes down easy. Grabbing another bottle ASAP! — 7 days ago

Ramey Wine Cellars

Fort Ross-Seaview Chardonnay 2017

This is second vintage to come exclusively from the Martinelli Charles Ranch, two miles in from the Pacific, aged for 12 months in 25% new oak. Pale lemon with aromas of ripe stone fruits with wafts of blossom and spice. On the palate rich ripe apple and pear with a touch of zesty citrus fruits, crisp, with big vanilla notes. Nice mouthfeel, vivid acidity, medium+ finish ending with fruit, vanilla and citrus mineral character. Nice! Tried twice. — a month ago

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Wayfarer

Golden Mean Fort Ross - Seaview Pinot Noir 2012

High end N CA PN from the Pahlmeyer family😍 — 2 months ago

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Scherrer Winery

High Slopes Fort Ross Vineyard Pinot Noir 2003

ESF
9.3

Fascinating to revisit this wine - still showing beautifully w/very consistent profile from previous occasions... so much time left on this. For those unfamiliar w/Fred Scherrer - he started at Dehlinger and then struck out on his own. He’s a UCD guy (my Alma Mater)... I used to rep his wine and it’s incredible across his portfolio. — 2 months ago

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