Thomas Fogarty Chardonnay Santa Cruz Mountains 2018
Founded in 1976, the Fogarty estate comprises thirty acres under vine and 350 acres preserved as Heritage Oak and Fir forest. They farm organically with minimal (if any) irrigation and use only natural yeast.
The Santa Cruz Estate Chardonnay showcases orchard fruits and brioche-scented aromas and flavors. It’s rounded, nicely textured, and balanced. A strikingly deep and complex wine at a great price. Organic
VM91: The 2018 Chardonnay (Santa Cruz Mountains) is so expressive right out of the gate. It offers up an exotic mélange of orange peel, spice, hazelnut and dried flowers, all in an open-knit style that is quite appealing. Although on the exotic side, the 2018 has a good bit of brightness to balance things out.