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Fort Ross 2013 Fort Ross Vineyard Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast

A fantastic new Chardonnay discovery from the true Sonoma Coast! If you like Flowers, Marcassin, Kistler or Sonoma-Cutrer you should add Fort Ross to that list of great Chardonnay producers. One of our favorite new Califorina wineries.

previous vintage 95 Points Wine Enthusiast: "A brilliant Chardonnay. Almost nothing quite like it out there. Great, zesty acidity makes the mouth water, and oak is strongly there but perfectly vindicated by the power of the underlying flavors. They suggest ripe pineapples and tropical fruits, peaches, honeysuckle and a firm, stony minerality that has to come from the soil. For all the richness, the wine is terrifically dry."

Brix26 Inside Scoop: Fort Ross Winery is nestled on a sunny coastal ridge, overlooking the Pacific Ocean a mile below.  Their “True Sonoma Coast” vineyard is one of the closest, if not the closest, to the ocean in all of California.  This is a great Chardonnay if you are looking for a style somwhere between the over-oaked and the steely style.  It's all about the gorgeous fruit in this one, Highly recommended.

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