Thomas Fogarty Pinot Noir Santa Cruz

Thomas Fogarty

Wine label
Bottle sizes:750 ML
Country:United States
Appellation:Santa Cruz Mtns
Varietals:Pinot Noir
Vineyard:A blend Biagini, Will's Cabin (estate), Regan, Kent Berry Vineyard, Quennville, Nelson, Rapley Trail (estate), Razorback (estate), Camel Hill
Soil:Shale, sandstone and gravel
Vinification:Fermented in small lots with native yeasts and utilizing an average of 25-50% whole cluster, followed by a 14-21 day maceration.
Aging:10 months in three year, air dried French oak, 20% new


IWC: 94
Wine EnthusiastThough not one of the producer's single-vineyard bottlings, this estate blend manages to stun the nose and palate nonetheless. Tart mulberry, Kalamata olive, hibiscus, rose hips, red plum and sandalwood aromas wrestle attention immediately, then the sip delivers bergamot, cedar ash, exotic cranberry and rosemary depth. It delivers an excellent combination of wood, fruit and herb.