The Thomas Fogarty 2010 Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay was produced from the winery’s Estate vineyards: the Winery Estate and Gist Ranch. While the Winery Estate fruit provided the base of the blend and defines the wine’s bright, cool-climate character (think citrus and mineral elements), the warmer Gist Ranch to the south lended more depth of fruit and weight to the finished wine. All in all, the stunning Thomas Fogarty 2010 Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay is very atypical for a California Chardonnay in it ability to be both rich and light on its feet. It is a wine with balance and depth, without being over the top. Flavors of Meyer lemon, white flowers, bees wax, and minerality are bright and focused on the palate with subtle hints of spice and honey. The Thomas Fogarty 2010 Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay impresses for its balance and pure class and offers a delicious freshness from start to finish.
Santa Cruz MountainMonterey County
94 Points Wine & Spirits
One of the BEST 100 Wines of the Year - Wine & Spirits
92 Points Antonio Galloni (formerly of Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate)
10 months in oak
Santa Cruz Mountains
- 94 Points Wine & Spirits
A remarkable reputation spanning more than 30 years
Winery owner Thomas J. Fogarty has made his mark in a uniquely diverse fashion. ...