Fog Crest Laguna West Chardonnay 2015 | Refreshing Foodie Chard
Winemaker Jérôme Chéry developed his well-deserved reputation crafting terroir-driven small production Chardonnay & Pinot at Newton, Littoral & Saintsbury. At Fog Crest since 2014, delivers a refreshing Fog Crest Laguna West Chardonnay 2015. Drink now – 2025+.
WBOTD | Fog Crest Laguna West Chardonnay 2015 presents a pale-yellow color with green apple aromas. Vibrant, medium-bodied, and lightly oaked. While crisp citrus and pear notes combine with refreshing acidity. A nice clean finish makes this a wonderful food wine. Serve at holiday gatherings with Seafood appetizers. Drinks well now but consider setting some aside as this will evolve for 6-8 years.
Fog Crest Vineyard | Unfiltered & Unfined – Perfect for Vegans
So at Fog Crest Vineyard, we are very aware of our unique terroir. The vineyard is situated on the Wilson Grove formation in a natural Amphitheatre of the Russian River Valley, whose soils have become recognized as some of the world’s best for cultivating ultra-premium Chardonnay & Pinot Noir grapes. Hence, we marry our location with meticulous viticultural practices. Adding the best of modern technology to classic old world winemaking results in this wonderful Fog Crest Laguna West Chardonnay 2015.
First, hand-harvesting our Chardonnay in the early morning hours keeps the fruit cool. Then de-stemming the grapes into small open top fermentors. Finally, allowing the fermentors after a 5-day cold soak to warm up with indigenous yeasts starting to ferment. And creating the final blend in the spring. In addition, the wine rests for a total of 16 months in 40% new French oak. Plus bottled unfiltered and un-fined. While the natural acidity of the fruit sending lively dark fruit and cola flavors to a lingering finish.
Winemaker Jérôme Chéry | Less is More
Jérôme believes memorable wines are made on a small scale with the highest quality grapes. As a result, taking the opportunity becoming winemaker at Fog Crest Vineyard in January 2014. So, I really wanted to relocate to western Sonoma County; the quality of the fruit here is wonderful.
First, in 1997 Jérôme moved to California to be Assistant Winemaker at Napa Valley’s Newton Winery. That coming after winery stints in Provence, Loire Valley, Australia’s Swan Valley, and the Languedoc region. Joining Littoral in 2000 under Ted Lemon to focus on Chardonnay & Pinot Noir, Jérôme developed his vision of “Less is More” making terroir-driven limited production wines.
|WBOTD||Just the Good Stuff|
|Why add this wine to your Collection / Cellar?||Winemaker Jérôme Chéry perfectly express his “Less is More” philosophy on small lot high quality Chardonnay | Refreshing Foodie Chard from acclaimed Winemaker Jérôme Ché| Vegans note it’s unfiltered & unfined production|
|Why now?||$34 at the winery, only $29.99 | Boutique Chardonnay with limited supply|
|WBOTD Cellaring Worthiness Rating|
|Expert Ratings||4.1 Vivino | 90RP 2014 vintage|
|What is it?||Russian River Valley Sonoma County CA White Wine|
|What’s in it?||Chardonnay | ABV 14.2%|
|When to drink?||now thru 2025+|
|Pair with:||White Meat, Seafood, Fish, Vegetables, Soft Cheese|
|Drink with:||Good Friends & Family|
|Occasion||Seafood Appetizers | Holiday Gatherings|
|If you want to drink now...||Open & Enjoy|
|Recommended purchase Qty:||3+ Includes $1 Shipping|