2012 Thomas Fogarty Rapley Trail Vineyard Estate Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

13.7% alc., 429 cases, $75. Estate grown. Martini clone planted in 1983 at 1650 feet elevation in fractured shale. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Aromas of cherry, cranberry, strawberry and sous-bois. Earthy, mid weight flavors of black cherry and black raspberry backed by modest tannins, finishing dry, with a good cut of citrus-driven acidity and some length. Score: 89-90. Reviewed July 12, 2015

Winery: Thomas Fogarty Winery
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