2009 Thomas Fogarty Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., pH 3.80, TA 0.55, 1,286 cases, $24. 66% estate vineyard, 34% four other Santa Cruz Mountains vineyards. 25-50% whole cluster, indigenous yeast fermentations. Aged 10 months in 33% new 3-year air-dried French oak barrels. · Medium reddish-purple color in the glass. Modest fruity aromas of cherries, berries, red plums and yeasty brioche, picking up intensity over time in the glass. Tasty core of red and black berries and plum with a hint of leaf and herbs. Silky in the mouth with moderate dry, dusty tannins. A well-structured offering that aims to please. Good (+). Reviewed November 2, 2011

Winery: Thomas Fogarty Winery
From article: Along the Pinot Trail in California