2021 Waypoint 'Fort-Ross Seaview' Pinot Noir Fort-Ross Seaview


Aromatically compelling, Fort Ross coastal Pinot tends to show a bright red cherry and light spice nose, with red damson plum skins, notes of conifer (redwood trees), and a saline raspberry, allspice and fresh herb bouquet. In the mouth it is brisk and kinetic, moving all around the palate with cool earth, black raspberry, sweet black plum, tea, quinine, and bergamot flavors. The finish gains some speed, with racy bing and Ranier cherries, and leaves on a crisp, grippy note, reminding you there are tannins present. A nice mouthwatering exit, that lingers.

A waypoint is an intermediate point or place on a route or line of travel. In modern terms, it most often refers to coordinates that specify one’s position on the globe. In the wine world, one’s waypoint tells a unique story of time and place in the glass. Waypoint was born out of the idea of spotlighting singlevineyard properties, throughout California, to highlight the unique terroir and characteristics of each of these singular plots of dirt. Between Pinot Noir, Cabernet, Merlot, and Petit Verdot, Waypoint was one of the first brands in California to place an emphasis on sourcing fruit from one specific locale and giving it the credit it was due.

Pinot Noir
Matt Sands and Philippe Melka
12 months
Oak Treatment:
50% new French oak barrels
Fort Ross-Seaview
Fort Ross Vineyard, block 14
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Pinot Noir
Alcohol %:
SKU #:
750 ml Bottle