It’s almost 10 pm and after spending all day talking with folks at Locals the wine is half gone (a Foggy Valley Pinot Noir from Locals). Cindy Lauper on the stereo belts out “At Last”, and the candles dwindle to flickering lights that cast a warm glow over a table strewn with the remains of a fresh crab dinner. Life in Wine Country, laughing on the dock with the fishermen, picking out fresh crabs from Bodega Bay, stopping at the Wildflower bakery in Freestone on the way back, to find just the right bread to soak up the garlic and butter sauce from the Crab dish, all a part of Sonoma living. The kind of dinner where you just sit back and laugh with your friends, eat, talk and drink some great wines. Fog drifts up the river, birds sing their night songs and I retire to the deck to finish the Foggy Valley Pinot. Night All. See you next Tuesday.
Hi…this is Carolyn…and I agree with Bill that the current vintage of the Foggy Valley is our best yet! Give us a call in the tasting room at 707-857-4900, and we can tell you all about how it is tasting to us. Then based on your palate we will tell you wether we think you will enjoy it also.
Arriving to rave reviews is the new Foggy Valley Pinot Noir. This exciting wine hails from a renowned Anderson Valley vineyard in Mendocino County, not too far to the north and west of Geyserville. The high quality fruit on this 2008 vintage was a special opportunity during the recent business downturn.
Tantalizing the palate, this savory wine opens with a little fresh clove and caramel on the nose and tip of the tongue. A perfect balance of dark red cherries and cranberry flavors flows sprightly across your mouth. A slight sweetness of flavor and a mouth-watering finish beg for the next sip.
If you are a fan of fruity Russian River Pinot Noir, you will probably enjoy this wine. At the same time, a nice minerality is reminiscent of the Burgundy region of France, the origin of Pinot Noir. With the spice from 100% French Oak, 30% new, the wine is also very food friendly, with low alcohol at 13.5%. This standout wine has good acidity to enjoy with food, yet is soft and luscious enough to sip and sip again.
A stunning value at only $24, better hurry on this one, there were only 155 cases made. Speaking of cases, the case price is a real deal at $288 minus a minimum 10% case discount of $28.80, even more if you’re a Locals Club Member!