2007 Thomas Fogarty Rapley Trail Vineyard Block B Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

13.8% alc., <50 cases, $68. · Moderately dark reddish-purple color in the glass. The nose unfolds beautifully over time in the glass to reveal aromas of chocolate cherry cake, leather hide, and cardamom spice. Vibrant flavors of dark cherries and dark red berries with complimentary hints of black licorice and Harissa. There is definitely a minerality component to this wine as it tastes of the soil. Good richness and well balanced supporting tannins. A complete wine of uncommon breeding. Reviewed June 4, 2013

Winery: Thomas Fogarty Winery
From article: California Pinot Noir Doctors