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 sixth vintage of Fogstone Pinot Noir.
"Medium red hue. Engaging scents of pomegranate, bing cherry, anise, boysenberry jam, orange zest and papaya, which then evolve into hints of cloves, raspberry, cranberry, strawberry, and vanilla bean. Even though the aromas are extensive, the flavors segue towards more general tones of red fruits, spice, and citrus elements. The undulating texture nuanced with fine grain tannins, gives way to a youthful, yet concentrated finish to this Pinot Noir. Enjoy now through 2026."
~Bill Brosseau, Director of Winemaking
Fogstone Vineyard Pinot Noir Score History
2015 Fogstone Pinot Noir - 92 pts, Wine Enthusiast
2014 Fogstone Pinot Noir - 93 pts, Wine Enthusiast
2013 Fogstone Pinot Noir - 92 pts, Antonio Galloni
2012 Fogstone Pinot Noir - 93 pts, Wine Enthusiast
2011 Fogstone Pinot Noir - 91 pts, Wine Enthusiast
2010 Fogstone Pinot Noir - 92 pts, Robert Parker