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Sea Slopes is a second label for Fort Ross Vineyard, which will be discovered within the far western coastal reaches of Sonoma County. The pinots and chardonnays beneath this label are extra broadly obtainable — and extra inexpensive. We lately tried two from the newly launched 2019 classic. Let’s dig in.
2019 Fort Ross Vineyard Sea Slopes Chardonnay Sonoma Coast – Even-handed with the oak, this accessible wine lets the fruit do loads of the speaking, its notes of pear matched by a burst of melon and a squeezed lemon wedge. Mild, vanilla-soaked oak rapidly comes into focus because the wine develops in glass, with a end that sees a reprising pop of citrus, dusted with coconut notes and a delicate layer of florals. It’s a balanced however expressive wine, a wonderful purchase at this value. A- / $25 [BUY IT NOW FROM DRIZLY]
2019 Fort Ross Vineyard Sea Slopes Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast – This expression of pinot noir is lighter in model however vigorous with fruit, its notes of tart cherry pairing effectively with licorice, tea leaf, and a light-weight rosemary be aware. The end sweetens up only a contact with a raspberry character and a lick of milk chocolate. Seductive and wealthy but gentle on its toes, it’s a basic expression of pinot noir with a vibrant disposition to share. A- / $35 / [BUY IT NOW FROM DRIZLY]