Our 2019 Fort-Ross Seaview Pinot Noir has inviting aromas of warm cherry, sandalwood,
and crushed vanilla bean. Upon entry you are immediately hit with juicy flavors of
blackberry and black cherry. The mid-palate has complex layers of cola and black ruby plum. Balanced acidity brings you to the long finish.
Our 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.
The 2019 season was overall very cool with record rainfall for Sonoma County in February.
The vines however were not affected by this because they were still dormant at the time.
Similar to the 2018 season, spring and summer were moderate in temperature and
ripening developed gradually and under minimal stress. This year was in fact so similar to
2018 that we began harvest the same day, on September 10th. Unfortunately another
wildfire hit the region at the end of October, but luckily none of our vineyards were
affected. The winery and many employees were evacuated, but we were able to keep an
eye on the new vintage with a skeleton crew. The quality was not impacted, and we are
very excited at the concentration of flavors in this vintage.