Thomas Fogarty 2016 Chardonnay, Santa Cruz Mountains
Item Number: 12561
Sub Region: Central Coast
Appellation/AVA: Santa Cruz Mountains
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14.1
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Lambert shale, siltstone, sandstone
Elevation: 1900+ feet
Winemaking Notes: This Chardonnay hails from the Santa Cruz Mountains, which is defined by a mountainous, maritime climate. The vineyards that produced this 2016 vintage were farmed using organic and biodynamic methods. The grapes were whole cluster pressed and barrel fermented using native yeast for primary and malolactic fermentation. Aging included 10 months in French oak, 20% new and an additional 5 months in tank.
Tasting Notes: Aromas of pear, pastry cream, subtle spice and blanched almonds introduce the lovely 2016 Chardonnay from Thomas Fogarty. On the palate, it's medium to full-bodied, satiny and flavorful and built around bright acids but also cut from more giving cloth than the more structured, taut vineyard-designate bottling. The finish is long and pure. Enjoy this in its youth or for the better part of a decade.