Thomas Fogarty 2010 Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountain

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. [+]