Sourced from the La Perla, Chevalier and Spring Mountain vineyards above 1,100 feet, thus Fog Line
Organically farmed vineyards, with vines ranging in age from 25- to 60-years old
Aged for 18 months in 80% new French oak
Terroir-focused blend made up of (in order or percentage): Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Merlot
Your one-of-a-kind blend was sourced from the organically farmed La Perla, Chevalier and Spring Mountain vineyards which are planted above 1,100 feet, giving the wine its name Fog Line. This terroir-focused blend made up of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Merlot was aged for 18 months in 80% new French oak. Notes of dark berry fruit and cocoa accentuate a complex and layered mid-palate, supported beautifully by round, coated tannins and a long, languid finish.
Organically produced (also commonly called "organically grown")
Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled
Winemaker, Spring Mountain Vineyard
Susan was born in the Australian island state of Tasmania. Her early years were spent on a cattle and apple farm where she developed a lifelong love of the land. She began her winemaking career in Australia at such properties as Pipers Brook and Morrilla Estate in Tasmania, and Yarra Ridge Winery in Victoria, after post graduate study in enology & viticulture in Canterbury, New Zealand.
Her fascination with California winemaking blossomed after she worked a harvest in Sonoma's Russian River Valley. She took the helm at MacMurray Ranch in 2003 with responsibility for winemaking and vineyards. Susan comes to SMV from Diageo Chateau & Estates Wines where she was Director of Winemaking and Innovation for all domestic and international brands.
Country born: Australia
Education: Undergraduate degree in Environmental Science and post graduate study in enology & viticulture in Canterbury, New Zealand.
Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years
Susan sees winemaking as both science and art.
"The science is to know what you are doing. The art is to know when to allow terroir to speak."
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