Vineyard: Fog Crest

OwnersJames Manoogian, Rosalind Manoogian
AppellationRussian River Valley
VarietiesChardonnay, Pinot Noir

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2013 Fog Crest Vineyard Estate Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.6% alc., $55. Estate bottled. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Deep Bing cherry and blackberry aroma with a hint of brewed tea and cola. Richly appointed and very ripely fruited, with mid weight plus flavors of black cherry, black currant, rhubarb and cola. Lush on the palate with matching firm tannins, good acidity and generous toasty oak in the background. The wine finishes with an intense fan of cherry fruit. Well-done in this style. Score: 90. Reviewed October 2, 2016 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2012 Fog Crest Vineyard Estate Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., $53. The vineyard is on a bench above the Laguna de Santa Rosa. Clones are 115, 777, “828,” Pommard and Mt. Eden. Primarily Goldridge soils. The winemaker is Jérôme Chéry, formerly a winemaker at Newton, Littorai, and Saintsbury. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. The aroma of fresh Bing cherries is accented by toasty oak. Soft and velvety in the mouth, this fruit-driven, mid to full-bodied wine, sports the luscious cherry fruit that the Russian River Valley is known for. The tannins are balanced, the velvety texture is particularly appealing, and the oak compliment adds toast and spice flavors. The wine will appeal to those who like a big, fruity style of Pinot Noir with a tug of oak. Score: 90. Reviewed July 19, 2014 WINERY » ARTICLE »