Region: Sonoma Coast, California
Grapes100% Pinot Noir
RegionThe famous Sun Chase Vineyard, Petaluma Gap, Sonoma, California
AgeabilityEnjoy now through 2020
Evan Pontoriero and Brent Bessire
Located at approximately 1300 feet above sea level, Sun Chase Vineyard is 40 acres planted with two Pinot Noir Clones, Dijon 667 and 777. The vineyard sits atop the Sonoma Mountain in the Petaluma Gap region. Known for the wind and fog that blows into the gap and creates ideal conditions for farming Pinot Noir grapes, the resulting fruit is focused and perfectly balanced. The unique expression of terroir in this Pinot comes partially from the pine tree grove located nearby. The team at Fogline believes it is the oils from these pine trees that give the wine hints of pine needle and forest floor. The 2011 vintage was an ideal long, cool growing season that gives the wine its excellent structure, balance and robust notes of bright red fruit and earth. We here at Cellar Angels will be sure to keep an eye on future vintages to see what gems come from this noteworthy vineyard.
Read about previous award-winning vintages here.