Fort Ross has it all: stunning, downright spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, the cool, enveloping embrace of her mists, and Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays that thrill burgundy lovers and California palates alike. If you like Hirsch, Williams-Selyem, or Kistler, or names like Rousseau, Raphet, or de Vogüe, Fort Ross Pinot Noir is going to be your jam.
If you crave the essence of the Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir—briary fresh and dried wild strawberries, griottes cherries, fallen leaves, and spicy scents, this will drive you wild. With the exotic, ruby-red fruit and faraway spices of the likes of Le Chambertin or Richebourg, it’s simply a flabbergasting value at $27! Snatch up a 6-pack or case now for wintertime drinking!
Sonoma Coast doesn't get any more coastal than Fort Ross. Their vineyard perch above Highway 1 is only a mile from the water. They're one of the founding members of the new "Fort Ross-Seaview" appellation which recognizes the unique influence of the Pacfic on (mostly) Burgundian varietals. It's what has been referred to for many years as the "true" Sonoma Coast, the district officially streches so far inland as to make the maritime influence basically irrelevant. From the cliffs above the fog layer, the fortunate vines of Fort Ross are able to bask in brilliant sunshine by day and be rocked to sleep at night by soothing ocean breezes. Happy grapes make for some awfully tasty wine, as you'll discover here.