Thomas Fogarty Winery
Located in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Fogarty Winery makes many different wines including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Barbera, Chardonnay, and Gewurztraminer. Dr. Fogarty also makes dessert and sparkling wines as well as some more obscure varietals.
The 25 acre estate vineyard at Fogarty Winery is planted mainly with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Merlot and Sangiovese are grown to a lesser extent. At 2,000 feet above sea level, the vineyard receives abundant sun exposure and is cooled by ocean breezes. Dr. Fogarty also buys grapes from other growers.
The 2000 Santa Cruz Mountains Cabernet Sauvignon is a supple wine with restrained strength. It is made with 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Merlot. It has a dark color and should benefit with several years of age.
Another great wine is the Fogarty 2001 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. It is made with 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, and 7% Cabernet Franc. Like the previous wine, it was produced in limited quantities.