2013 Fogstone Vineyard Pinot Noir

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-five acres of Pinot Noir, 100% of which are designated for Testarossa, making it one of our four Monopole wines. 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 fourth vintage of Fogstone Pinot Noir.

TASTING NOTES:

"Deep rich red color. Scents of orange blossoms, cloves, nutmeg, pomegranate, papaya, and banana lead on the nose. As this Pinot Noir settles in the palate, the spice notes diffuse and the fruit tones amplify. There is an initial vibrant impact in the palate, yet the silky tannins ensue and add nice layers of sensation. Very hedonistic finish and will continue to please up through 2025." - Bill Brosseau

Accolades:

92 Points / Testarossa's 2013 Fogstone Pinot Praised for Berries and Spice

Silky, fruit-driven and delicious now, with soft tannins making a late appearance on the long, spice-tinged finish. Read more