Fogstone Vineyard is on the northern end of the Santa Lucia Highlands Appellation. It sits at 250-400 feet in elevation with an eastern exposure and consists of rocky, well-draining loam soils. Testarossa has a longstanding relationship with Bret Sisney and Gary Filizetti, the owners of Fogstone Vineyards. Director of Winemaking, Bill Brosseau, works closely with vineyard management to champion excellence in farming in the Santa Lucia Highlands. Currently, Testarossa gets about two-thirds of the 36 acres of Chardonnay, which consists of 5 different clones. 2014 is our fifth vintage of both the Fogstone Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
Fogstone Vineyard boasts numerous pinot noir clones on various root stocks and in the middle of the vineyard there are 16 rows of the La Tache clone that are currently being dry farmed. Fogstone has been instrumental in transforming farming practices in the Santa Lucia Highlands.
"Bright straw hue. Ripe fig, orange, cloves, and brioche notes leap out of this wine and are matched by elements of honey, banana, ripe apricot, and peach. Flavors of honey, grapefruit, and brioche are infused seamlessly by layers of apricot, fig, peach, and cloves. With careful use of French oak, this wine exhibits wonderful concentration and depth of character, while tamed by vibrant acidity. This Chardonnay finishes smooth, focused, and persistent. Enjoy now through 2026."
~ Bill Brosseau, Director of Winemaking
WEATHER HOLD ADVISORY- Please note that due to the fragile nature of wine and the impending winter season, we are unable to ship wines to states whose temperatures have fallen below freezing. If you feel your area might be impacted, please contact us at clubt@testarossa to inquire about shipping options.