2007 Thomas Fogarty Winery & Vineyards
Rapley Trail Estate “M” Block
(Santa Cruz Mountains)
PinotFile, March 13, 2009
13.7% alc., 75 cases. The backbone of past Estate Reserve bottlings. Since 2002, two unique blocks of Rapley Trail Vineyard, B and M, although continuous, are distinct and bottled separately. Gorgeous aromas of black raspberries, baking spice and violets. There is a plush core of berry fruit with a ridiculously long finish. Plenty of ripe, fine tannins create the framework for a long life ahead yet the whole package is approachable now. A stunning wine.
Reviewed by Rusty Gaffney MD, The PinotFile at princeofpinot.com.