A fantastic Pinot Noir from the Santa Cruz Mountains and Thomas Fogarty that reminds us of Burgundy. Recommended. Full of energy, the flavors and texture of this wine are unmistakably Santa Cruz Mountains in origin with cherry fruit highlighted by spice, mineral and tea accents. It should drink well over the mid term, 4-7 years at minimum. The Thomas Fogarty 2017 Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir is sourced from vineyards from four distinct regions within the Santa Cruz Mountains AVA. Each vineyard is vinified to highlight it’s own signature identity; this blend harmonizes and intensifies the regional Santa Cruz Mountains character. previous vintage 92 Points Jeb Dunnuck: "Leading off the Pinot Noirs, the appellation Pinot Noir Santa Cruz Mountains is a winner with its pretty notes of raspberries, flowers, and rose garden. It’s medium-bodied, incredibly seamless, and elegant. Seeing plenty of stems and 17 months in one-third new oak, it’s absolutely on the level of the single vineyards."
Balanced, warm, fruity
Balanced, warm, fruity8.9