This wine has a very expressive floral bouquet with notes of baking spices, wet stone and toasted vanilla bean. There is a hint of mid-palate sweetness that nicely buffers the core of acidity and complements the array of pear tart, white peach, green apple and lemongrass flavors.
Fogdog is a brand of Freestone Vineyards named for the spotlight of sun that breaks though the fog in this often gray-shrouded, West County hamlet. Last week, according to a Freestone-area Weather Underground station, the sun broke through, and how: to the tune of more than 99 degrees. Hot, but you try upwards of 109, you just try it! And afterwards walk despondently through the remains of a Sonoma Valley vineyard blasted by the sun. I normally shy from personal appeals in wine reviews, but it is a blog, after all, so here it goes: Anyone in the market for sustainably farmed, Zinfandel raisins? Anyone? Come and get ‘em.