2012 Fogdog Pinot Noir
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Grapes were picked in the cool, early morning hours to preserve freshness and acidity levels in the fruit, followed by fermentation in stainless steel tanks with regular punch downs prior to French oak aging for 9 months in 25% new and 75% two- to-three year-old French oak barrels before bottling in August 2013.
The 2012 Fogdog Pinot Noir boasts dark cherry and Freestone spice followed by fresh earth and hints of toasty oak. Bright, with balanced acidity and nice texture, this wine is filled with lush red raspberry, cherry compote and savory herbs leading to a pleasing long finish touched by wild mushroom and baking spices. During the Fogdog blending process, wines are chosen that reflect ripe fruit characteristics in addition to texture and acidity that are approachable at release.