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2016 Gary Farrell Pinot Noir "Fort Ross Vineyard"

Gary Farrell 2016 Fort Ross Pinot Noir

Winery: Gary Farrell

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Fort Ross Vineyard"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Fort Ross-Seaview

State or country: CA

Price: $75

Cases produced: 565

KWG Score: 92.6 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: August 15, 2020

Wine Review: This dark red colored Pinot Noir from Fort Ross opens with a pretty cherry bouquet with hints of strawberry licorice and bayberry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and delicate. The flavor profile is a tasty red plum and gentle minerality blend with notes of red cherry. We also detected hints of oak, cranberry and strawberry licorice. The finish is dry and its flavors drift away nicely. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: The pure coastal expression of fruit in this wine is dark, earthy and savory, exuding aromas of tobacco, Oolong tea leaves, cassis, blackberry and violet petals. The palate entry is tangy, succulent and well-structured with a strong backbone of fleshy tannins. Flavors of beet root, rose hip and fennel add complexity to the gorgeous pomegranate seed and Asian plum layers that unfold on the palate. This elegant Pinot Noir has a long, luscious finish that is enlivened by its bright acidity, polished by the wood tannins and framed perfectly by the spicy, lightly toasted oak flavors.

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