Fog Crest Laguna West Pinot Noir 2015 | Versatile Foodie Pinot – Tacos to Turkey
Winemaker Jérôme Chéry developed his well-deserved reputation crafting terroir-driven small production Pinot Noir at Newton, Littoral & Saintsbury. At Fog Crest since 2014, delivers a stunning Laguna West Pinot Noir 2015. A versatile foodie Pinot. Try with spicy fish tacos and lamb burgers. An ideal American Pinot for Holiday meals!
91WBOTD | Fog Crest Pinot Noir Laguna West 2015 presents bright red cherry plum and currant aromas. First, a wonderful entry with a vibrant and refreshing acidity. While finishing with hints of citrus and a touch of oak. A complex nose combines plum, lilac, floral and earthy notes. Most of all, a full mouthfeel with a soft mid palate finish. The wine will continue to evolve in the near term.
Fog Crest Vineyard | Unfiltered & Unfined – Perfect for Vegans
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. Most of all, these soils have become recognized as some of the world’s best for cultivating ultra-premium Chardonnay & Pinot Noir grapes. Then marrying our location with meticulous viticultural practices. Finally, adding the best of modern technology to classic old world winemaking results in this wonderful Fog Crest Laguna West Pinot Noir 2015.
Fog Crest hand-harvests the Pinot Noir in the early morning hours to keep the fruit cool. Then de-stemming the grapes into small open top fermentors. After a 5-day cold soak, the fermentors are allowed to warm up with indigenous yeasts starting to ferment. Ultimately creating the final blend in the spring. Then resting the wine for a total of 16 months in 40% new French oak. Notably, Fog Crest Pinot Noir Laguna West 2015 is bottled unfiltered and un-fined. Exemplary of the house style, the natural acidity of the fruit sends lively dark fruit and cola flavors to a lingering finish.
Winemaker Jérôme Chéry | Less is More
So, believing memorable wines are made on a small scale with the highest quality grapes, Jérôme became winemaker at Fog Crest Vineyard in January 2014. “I really wanted to relocate to western Sonoma County; the quality of the fruit here is wonderful.
Starting his career with winery stints in Provence, Loire Valley, Australia’s Swan Valley, and the Languedoc region. Then in 1997, coming to California to be Assistant Winemaker at Napa Valley’s Newton Winery. Next, joining Littoral in 2000 under Ted Lemon to focus on Chardonnay & Pinot Noir. Here, 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 Pinot | Foodies will love its versatility | Vegans note it’s unfiltered & unfined production|
|Why now?||$44 at the winery – only $39.99 w/$1 shipping on 3+ | Boutique Pinot with limited supply|
|WBOTD Cellaring Worthiness Rating|
|Expert Ratings||4.1 Vivino | 91 WBOTD | 93WE 2012v|
|What is it?||Russian River Valley Sonoma County CA Red Wine|
|What’s in it?||Pinot Noir|
|When to drink?||now thru 2024+|
|Pair with:||Exotic/Spicy, Poultry, Vegetarian, Fish, White & Red Meat, Cheese|
|Drink with:||Good Friends & Family|
|Occasion||Pot luck party | Hispanic Comfort & Classy | Holiday Meals|
|If you want to drink now...||Open & Enjoy|
|Recommended purchase Qty:||Buy 3+ | $1 Shipping on 3+|