Thomas Fogarty Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir 2017

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The 2017 vintage was another year of record setting heat, continuing our string of record setting temperatures. Luckily, Spring was mild and allowed Thomas Fogarty to set the best crop they have seen since 2012. It will go down as a vintage with good yields and potentially great quality. This wine is 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. Made mostly from purchased fruit, the 2017 Pinot Noir is pale to medium ruby in the glass and has a spicy nose of roasted cranberries, rhubarb, fresh pomegranate and Bing cherries with notes of dried herbs, dried flowers and garrigue. Light to medium-bodied, the palate is delicate and restrained, with pleasant amaro and orange-peel-like bitterness, a firm, lightly chalky texture and seamless freshness, finishing spiced. Cherry-cordial aromas gain complexity with dried rose, hibiscus, turned earth and cinnamon-roll touches on the nose of this appellation blend. There is a leathery, dried plum flavor to the sip, where an underlying zip of acidity lifts the dark fruit and sticky tannins.

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