Thomas Fogarty 2014 Pinot Noir, Santa Cruz Mountains
Item Number: 11653
Sub Region: Central Coast
Appellation/AVA: Santa Cruz Mountains
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): Pinot Noir
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Total Acidity: 0.56 g/100mL
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Sandstone, Fractured Shale
Case Production: 3025
Vineyard Notes: This Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir is sourced from vineyards from four distinct regions within the cool, mountainous and maritime AVA. Each vineyard is vinified to highlight its own signature identity; this blend harmonizes and intensifies the regional Santa Cruz Mountain character.
Winemaking Notes: Thomas Fogarty's winemaking is focused on allowing the unique signature of each vineyard site to be expressed. The Pinot Noir is fermented in small lots, 25-33% whole cluster, and fermented without the addition of yeast. The maceration period lasts from 14-21 days, including a 3-7 day cold soak. This Pinot Noir was aged in 3-year French oak, primarily from the forest of Chatillon, of which 15% were new for the 2014 vintage. This Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir is bottled after 10 months in barrel.
Tasting Notes: This 2014 Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir reflects an early, but supremely balanced growing season. The fruit character is more red than black with balancing acid and tannin. 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.