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Professional Ratings: 89 International Wine Cellar
Region: Sonoma County, California
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Style: Smooth & Supple
Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%
Item no. 118012
The 2007 Fogdog Pinot Noir has a very pronounced perfume of sour cherry compote with layers of cinnamon, spice, black tea and wet earth. The 2007 vintage was fantastic for the production of concentrated Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. The warm weather in early September followed by a 12-day cooling spell allowed for longer than expected hang time. These conditions yielded small berries, hardened stems and loads of concentration. Slow fermentation with approximately 20% whole clusters on average produced a wine with concentration, balance and tremendous aromas that excite the nose before the first sip is taken.
Blend: 100% Pinot Noir
Good deep red-ruby. Pure aromas of cherry, raspberry and flowers; seemed to grow riper with air. Juicy, pure and focused, with modest flesh but very good intensity and perfume to its red fruit, floral and crushed rock flavors. Firmly structured pinot with a perfumed aftertaste. My early look at three 2007s to be bottled under the flagship label, including two new vineyard-designated selections , suggests that the outstanding 2006 Freestone pinot was no fluke.