Thomas Fogarty Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir
ARIETAL: Pinot Noir (Heritage & Dijon clones)
VINEYARD:Grapes are sourced from vineyards in four distinct regions within the Santa Cruz Mountains AVA.
SOIL: Shale and sandstone
FARMING: A combination of organic, sustainable and biodynamic practices.
VINIFICATION: Each parcel is vinified separately and blended after primary and malolactic fermentation takes place under spontaneous conditions with native yeasts.
PRESS & RATINGS:
88 Points - VInous:
"Fogarty's 2013 Pinot Noir Santa Cruz Mountains is a pretty, fruit-driven wine to drink young, while the flavors remain bright. Crushed flowers, sweet red berries and cinnamon grace the supple, open-knit finish. The Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot is predominantly made from purchased fruit.." Drink 2015-2020. -Antonio Galloni (7/2015)
Dark cherry fruit, earth and spice box flavors are long
and the texture and tannins are balanced.