2007 Thomas Fogarty Winery & Vineyards
Windy Hill Vineyard
(Santa Cruz Mountains)
PinotFile, March 13, 2009
14.1% alc., 100 cases, $45. This vineyard is perched on the top of the Fogarty Estate. Buffeted by wind, drenched in fog and with vines grown in very shallow soils. Aged 18 months in 66% new French oak. A ripe tasting wine with a touch of raisin accenting the dark red fruits. Notable oak and underlying loamy earth and forest floor with prominent tannins that need to be shed. Still juvenile.
Reviewed by Rusty Gaffney MD, The PinotFile at princeofpinot.com.