Two weeks ago today we welcomed Johanna Bernstein from Fort Ross to our office to taste through the new vintages from this pioneer from the western Sonoma Coast. From a rich, but restrained Chardonnay from the balanced 2014 vintage to a trio of different but equally compelling Pinot Noirs, we were really excited by the high quality wines she presented. Fort Ross was one of the movers behind the newly created Fort-Ross Seaview AVA, one which emphasizes the cool climate nature of the Pacific Coast. The three Pinot Noirs are each barrel selections. Each parcel (and there are many of them) are vinified separately. After vinification, the different barrels are grouped according to their styles and blended separately. Try a bottle soon!