Thomas Fogarty Pinot Noir 2013
Thomas Fogarty Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir beautifully reflects this nearly perfect growing season. The clarity of this red fruited vintage is highly apparent in both the aromatics and mouth. 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 green tea like accents.
- Wine Enthusiast 94 - "Though 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."
- The Wine Advocate 91 - "A killer value, there’s roughly 4,000 cases of the 2013 Pinot Noir from the Santa Cruz Mountains, and it saw 33% whole clusters and 11 months in 20% new French oak. Coming mostly from purchased fruit from a number of sites, it has lots of whole cluster notes of pepper, violets and spice to go with upfront, lively notes of black cherries and black raspberry. Medium-bodied, elegant and already delicious, drink it over the coming 4-5 years."