2007 Fogdog Chardonnay
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100% Sonoma Coast Chardonnay.
The 2007 Fogdog Chardonnay offers rich aromas of lemon custard, peach pit and wet rocks followed by rich and creamy flavors of lemon meringue pie and herbal tea. The long hang time allowed for great development of fruit esters, while the smaller berries and long, cool barrel fermentation contribute to the weightiness of this wine.
After an unusually dry winter, the onset of bud break appeared early. The overall growing season was moderate and relatively even, with a few heat spikes in early summer at berry set, which assisted the vines towards veraison of smaller berries.
Harvest got off to an early start when warmer weather arrived in mid-August, and Chardonnay suddenly caught up. Chardonnay harvest began on September 3rd and then unseasonably cool weather followed in mid-September which slowed the season tremendously, creating a second harvest of sorts. The growing season was already extended due to early bud break in the spring, and with the cooler weather, hang time continued for Pinot Noir and some Chardonnay.