Fort Ross-Seaview Pinot Noir 2018
- Multiple Vineyards
- ABOUT THIS WINE
The Fort-Ross Seaview label is curated from our Estate vineyards on the Sonoma Coast. We made this wine to reflect the unique nuances that this small viticultural area has on a wine due to the climate, proximity to the ocean and soil profile, in combination with our family’s trademark farming style and dedication to crafting the highest quality wines true to where they are grown.
- Growing Year Info
The 2018 season was much calmer than 2017, due to the absence of extra rain and heat spikes we experienced in 2017. The moderate temperatures in the spring and summer allowed for a longer growing season and full flavor development. There was plenty of water in the soil to carry the clusters through the long growing season with minimal dehydration. Our first day of harvest in 2018 was September 10, compared with an August 26 start in 2017. It was nice that the production crew could enjoy the Labor Day holiday right before the long hours and hard work of harvest began.
- Tasting Notes
Our 2018 Fort-Ross Seaview Pinot Noir has bright aromas of wild strawberry, fresh herbs and red plum. The vibrant palate has a refined mouthfeel with flavors of rhubarb and raspberry. The balance in acidity and structure, along with notes of baking spice, linger in the long finish.
- Courtney Wagoner
- Consulting Winemaker
- Erin Green
- Cases Produced