Thomas Fogarty Pinot Noir Santa Cruz Mountains Rapley Trail Vineyard 2010
Internationally recognized heart surgeon, Stanford professor and inventor Dr. Thomas Fogarty founded Thomas Fogarty Winery and Vineyards in 1981. Winemaker Michael Martella produces award-winning Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and Monterey County Gewurztraminer. With breathtaking views of lower San Francisco Bay, the mountaintop location is popular destination for wine tasting, weddings, corporate meetings and other events.
Editorial Reviews for Thomas Fogarty Pinot Noir Santa Cruz Mountains Rapley Trail Vineyard
Ripe meaty cherry fruit, fruit greets the nose along with a little licorice-like, fennel quality and nuanced spicy, turmeric and wood spice notes. On entry this is almost supple with plenty of ripe fruit and slightly powdery tannins that again offer a lovely texture though with slightly less tension in the mouth than the Windy Hill. You really get a sense of super-ripe fruit tannins here and that that black spice accent from the nose appears on the palate as well. This is a little tight on the finish which shows good length, and nice density without being weighty. 91pts