Fogstone Vineyard is owned by Bret Sisney and Gary Filizetti and is 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 1993 through 1997, Fogstone has thirty-five acres of Pinot Noir, utilizing seven different clones. All thirty-five acres of Pinot Noir are designated for Testarossa, making it one of our few 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.
"Deep red color. Complex scents of cranberry, pomegranate, orange blossoms and cloves, followed by subtle notes of honey, nutmeg, vanilla bean, red cherry, and raspberry. These attributes flow seamlessly into the palate and met beautifully with silky and velvety tannins. Lively acidity provides for a refreshing and hedonistic experience. While all good things must come to an end, this wine delivers great purity and persistence rarely found in Californian Pinot Noir. Enjoy now through 2024."
~Bill Brosseau, Director of Winemaking