Fog Monster wines from Amador County CA (Sierra Foothills) is a project of Andrea and Chris Mullineux - they are known for their wonderful South African wines.
Andrea, originally from California, & Chris have been sourcing unique vineyards in the Sierra Foothills. These vineyards are exposed to the interesting climatic conditions, particularly the fog rolling in from the pacific ocean.
There are two Fog Monster wines from this maiden release:
Grenache 2012 from the Shakeridge Vineyard (1300 feet) - Whole Cluster Fermentation
Chenin Blanc 2012 from the Story Vineyard (un-grafted rootstocks @ 1900 feet) - Carbonic maceration
The wines are esoteric in nature, beautifully balanced and a true reflection of the climatic influence in this region.