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. 2015 is our sixth vintage of both the Fogstone Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
Fogstone Vineyard boasts numerous Pinot Noir clones on various root stocks. 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.
"Medium Straw hue. Brilliant scents of lemon, orange, brioche, followed by more subtle notes of kiwi, apple, fig, molasses, vanilla bean, and grapefruit. This complex aroma profile is matched by equally exciting flavor characters along with the careful blending of French oak in the background. There is exceptional purity, elegance, and sophistication on the palate. With bright acidity and youthful textures, this Chardonnay should last for many years to come. Enjoy now through 2027"
~Bill Brosseau, Director of Winemaking
Fogstone Vineyard Pinot Noir Score History
2015 Fogstone Chardonnay - 90 pts, Wine Enthusiast
2014 Fogstone Chardonnay - 93 pts, International Wine Review
2013 Fogstone Chardonnay - 92 pts, Wine Enthusiast
2012 Fogstone Chardonnay - 93 pts, Wine Enthusiast
2011 Fogstone Chardonnay - 92 pts, Wine Enthusiast
2010 Fogstone Chardonnay - 90 pts, Robert Parker