Fog Monster Petite Syrah 2015
Availability: 99 in stock
This wine has a dense youthful colour, typical of Petite Sirah. Concentrated aromas of dark plum, bramble and allspice emerge on the nose. The palate has a serious presence – full, textured and grippy, but with a vibrant, fresh and satisfyingly dry finish. This is powerful, yet exceptionally balanced.
Fog Monster Wines was started by Andrea Mullineux and her husband Chris in 2012. Andrea grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area and studied winemaking at UC Davis before working several vintages in Napa and then travelling to learn in wine regions abroad. On a stint in the South of France she met Chris, and they settled in South Africa where they started and run Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines.
The Fog Monster name was inspired by the strong and sometimes dominant influence the fog off the Pacific Ocean has on the terroir of Coastal Californian vineyards.
California is a warm place with abundant sunshine, but warm periods are moderated by the cooling fog, resulting in wines of refreshing intensity. This is what we aim to bottle.
From rolling hills to towering redwoods, the scenery along the North Coast is as memorable as the wine. With one of the coolest climates in the state, this region is home to more than half of wineries, including many of the most celebrated. And the North Coast’s renowned food artisans craft everything from olive oil to goat cheese, ensuring that your plate is as full as your glass.