Fort Ross ''Sea Slopes'' Pinot Noir

Style:  Medium-bodied Red               Vintage: 2017                         ABV: 13%

Appellation: Fort Ross-Seaview    Varietal: Pinot Noir

Region: Sonoma, California          County:  United States

An expressive garnet, this opulent, lively Pinot Noir has layers of black currant, wild berry and hibiscus with a touch of dried rose petal and cola aromas. Vibrant flavors of bright black cherry, plum, dried cranberries and a wisp of clove are framed by fine tannins. The mouthwatering acidity and structured layers of pure Pinot Noir fruit lingers through the energetic, finish.

Sea Slopes Pinot Noir is inspired by the majestic Sonoma Coast and the steep rugged ridges perched at the golden edge of the continent. Here, the cool maritime climate produces fruit of exceptional quality and allows us to craft wines of great elegance and purity.

92 Points Editor's Choice - Wine Enthusiast
This red offers outstanding value for the quality: a balanced, textured and varietally satisfying expression of coastal coolness and acidity. Earthy flavors of tea, cola, black licorice and dried herb provide an exoticism amidst elegant layers of orange peel and cranberry.

Excellent: Aromas of Bing cherry, strawberry, and marjoram. Medium-full, this has lovely varietal purity, medium-weight tannins, good acidity, and subtle wood notes. Very charming wine with tasty Pinot Noir fruit. Enjoy now and over the next 5-7 years. - Forbes