2012 Thomas Fogarty Will’s Cabin Vineyard Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir

13.8% alc., 200 cases, $65. 3 acres of Mt. Eden and Swan clones planted in 2001 at 2300 feet elevation in fractured sandstone, a little further from the Pacific Ocean. Part of Santa Cruz Mountains AVA blend for many years: first vineyard designation. · Moderate reddish purple hue in the glass. Aromas of cherry, anise and oak are married nicely on the nose. A little reserved, but very enjoyable, with mid weight flavors of juicy cherries and cranberries. The fruit has character and resolve, the tannins are ripe and balanced, and there is some finishing intensity propelled by good acidity. Score: 90-91. Reviewed July 12, 2015

Winery: Thomas Fogarty Winery
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