Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Foggy Bridge Winery is a pretty cool concept. Talk about a dream location! The winery (which is under construction in Crissy Field) will have a spectacular view of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
Wine lovers can watch winemaking in action, taste through the wine portfolio, eat in the restaurant and finish the day with a walk along the bay.
Sure beats fighting the bumper to bumper traffic along Highway 29 in Napa!
Daryl Groom, the Aussie winemaker of Geyser Peak and Penfolds fame, is the head winemaker. Foggy Bridge will make wines both from purchased grapes as well as grapes from it's own vineyards in the Livermore Valley.
All Foggy Bridge estate grapes are farmed organically.
These organically farmed grapes will go towards the G.E.O. label (Green, Earth,Origin).
But here's the amazing part of this new project:
The wines are really good. Delicious even.
The building facility of Foggy Bridge Winery has not opened yet but the wines are available online.
Foggy Bridge Chardonnay 2007 G.E.O.
Lovely pear and stonefruit flavors, touch of cinnamon and vanilla from the oak. Very well done, a lighthanded approach to CA Chardonnay, half oak and half stainless steel aging. Made from local organically farmed grapes. $18
Foggy Bridge Riesling 2007
Pretty apple and citrus aromas, touch of flint, gorgeous creamy lime on the finish.
Highly recommended. Grapes are from Washington's Columbia Valley. $18
Foggy Bridge Zinfandel 2007
Gorgeous dark fruit, brambly berry aromas, touch of chocolate and christmas pudding flavors. Very nice balance and a refreshing acidity on the finish. I am not a CA Zinfandel fan and I loved this wine. Only 13.5% alcohol. $26
Posted by Amy Atwood at 10:02 AM