2012 Fogstone Vineyard Chardonnay

Fogstone Vineyard is owned by Bret Sisney and Gary Filizetti and it one of the northernmost estates in the Santa Lucia Highlands. It is on an east facing slope that rises from 200 feet to 500 feet as you go up the bench. Originally planted in 1992 through 2000, Fogstone has thirty-six acres of Chardonnay, twenty-one of which are designated for Testarossa. The property’s close proximity to Monterey Bay makes for a very cool climate, with one of California’s longest growing seasons. The resulting slow, gentle ripening allows for full flavor development on the vine. Fogstone is one of Testarossa’s most innovative vineyard partners; Winemaker Bill Brosseau directly oversees all the farming and viticultural decisions for the acres that are designated for the winery. This is Testarossa’s third vintage of Fogstone Chardonnay.

Tasting Notes

"Medium yellow hue.  Rich scents of butterscotch, honey, molasses and nutmeg fuse with hints of apple, lemon, and lime.  As the flavors flare out, there is a concentration of custard, lemon-zest, and honey notes.  Very rich and dense mouth-feel from this cool-climate Chardonnay.  This wine finishes very smooth and subtle with great polish.  Enjoy now through 2020."

~ Bill Brosseau, Director of Winemaking



93 Points / 2012 Fogstone Vineyard Chardonnay

Antonio Galloni rewards Testarossa's 2012 Fogstone Vineyard Chardonnay with a 93 point score. Read more