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Fort Ross Pinotage 2007

Fort Ross Pinotage 750ml 2007   
Sku: 1735565

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Located in the California Fort Ross-Seaview AVA, Fort Ross Vineyard and Winery produces wine from just three varietals: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinotage. All wines are made from hand- picked, estate fruit. Owners Lester and Linda Schwartz met at the University of Cape Town, South Africa in the 1960s and moved to California’s Sonoma Coast in 1976. After testing assorted clones and rootstocks, they concluded the area was ideal for growing Burgundian varietals. They planted their vineyard over a period of ten years starting in 1994. Prior to their first harvest, they met Fred Scherrer, known as a “winemaker’s winemaker” who guided Fort Ross through its early years. Since then, they have employed similarly regarded winemakers such as Ed Kurtzman and Helen Keplinger. Jeff Pisoni of Lucia and Pisoni Vineyards and Winery is the current winemaker.

Tasting notes
Aged in acombination of new and neutral French oak the wine presents aromas of dark berries, leather and hints of cedar and spice. Bold dark fruit flavors on the palate are enhanced by smoke and sassafras that carry through to the intense finish.

Technical notes
Fruit from proprietary Pinotage clones MM1 and MM3, developed from budwood imported by Fort Ross from South Africa, was destemmed, cold soaked, fermented in open-top fermentors and gently punched to soften the tannins.

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Country: United States
Region: California
Sub-Region: Sonoma County
Appellation: Sonoma Coast
Grape Varietal: Pinotage
Type: Still wine
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