The 2014 Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir beautifully reflects this early, but supremely balanced growing season. This vintage will be remembered as somewhat of a hybrid of the two preceding years: featuring the forward fruit of 2012 and the structure of 2013. The fruit character is more red than black with balancing acid and tannin. Full of energy, the flavors and texture of this wine are unmistakably Santa Cruz Mountains in origin with cherry fruit highlighted by spice, mineral and tea accents. It should drink well over the mid term, 4-7 years at minimum.
90 Points - “A lively, fresh, floral, peppery and berry-fruited effort, the 2014 Pinot Noir Santa Cruz Mountains (one-third whole cluster) from the team at Fogarty is medium-bodied, elegant and impeccably put together. It opens up nicely with time in the glass, has nicely integrated acidity and clean, classy feel that will drink nicely for 4-5 years.” - Wine Advocate
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