Adrian Fog was born from the idea that Pinot Noir should have a sense of place and that the vineyard is the birthplace of great wine. All of our vineyards are selected for their individuality. By hand selecting cool climate fruit from small vineyards, Adrian Fog is able to maintain the unique signature and personality of the vineyard. Each vineyard is selected by considering the effect of coastal fog patterns, clonal differences, age and vine orientation to the sun. Picking, fermentation and barrel aging are done by keeping all clones and blocks separate. We are able to learn more and appreciate each wine's nuances and style intimately. Our bottlings are determined by the wine's individuality, our largest bottling is 230 cases and the smallest is 23 cases.
Wine AdvocateThe light ruby-colored 2000 Pinot Noir Hawkeye Vineyard is similar to its sibling, displaying complex aromas of sweet red currant and cherry fruit along with notes of smoked herbs and game. This Burgundian-styled, medium-bodied Pinot will drink well for 2-3 years.