SF Chronicle's The Press Features Foursight for "Top-Tier," "Must-Try" Pinots
Foursight was featured in The Press's "Anderson Valley: A Tour of Mendocino County's Must-Try Pinots."
The article, written by Esther Mobley, is titled: "Foursight: A Good First Stop for Top-tier, Delicate Pinot."
"You’ll know you’ve arrived in Anderson Valley when you see Foursight, one of the first tasting rooms you’ll spot if you’re arriving from the south. It’s a good place to start your day — not only because Foursight is friendly and warm, but also because it produces top-tier wines.
"The name isn’t a typo. Foursight refers to four family members — Bill and Nancy Charles, their daughter Kristy and her husband, Joe — who founded this estate winery together. The Charles family has a long history in Anderson Valley, but it wasn’t until 2001 that they planted a vineyard. At first, the family sold their grapes to other wineries (and continue to do so), but in 2006 they decided to make their own wine, too.
"All of Foursight’s wine is estate grown and estate bottled, a point of distinction even in this small, homey region. Pinot Noir is the focus, and these are some of the lightest-bodied, earthiest examples of Pinot in Anderson Valley. If you’re thinking of a picnic, call ahead, and the winery will arrange for a picnic basket ($20) or charcuterie spread ($25).
"WHAT TO TRY: Although all of Foursight’s Pinots tend toward the delicate end of the spectrum, there is a stylistic range, from the ethereal Zero New Oak Pinot ($39) to the richer, toastier Paraboll Pinot ($60). But don’t miss the honeyed, savory Semillon ($25) either.
"INSIDE INFO: Every wine club has its perks, but Foursight’s wine club gives its members use of its guest houses, which could come in handy if you ever find yourself attending the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival, held just across the road."
Read the full Pinot itinerary, here.