Sometimes a wine comes along that changes the way you think about wine. Such is the case with this bottling from Thomas Fogarty. Great Pinot Noir has a delicacy and finesse that is unrivaled. It is able to capture the terroir, the taste of the earth, in which it is produced like few other grapes. Bringing all this together in the New World has been a challenge, particularly at an affordable price.
This Pinot Noir brings together a lacy structure with rich, ripe red raspberry and black raspberry fruit, laying it over a firm, sinewy structure that is just so characteristic of the Santa Cruz Mountains terroir. For lovers of Pinot Noir, especially from Santa Barbara, the Russian River Valley and Oregon, this wine is an eye opener.