Thomas Fogarty

Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay

9.085 ratings
9.215 pro ratings
Santa Cruz Mountains, San Francisco Bay, California, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
John D'ell-Ross

Starting to think that Santa Cruz Chardonnay needs just a few years and very careful oak handling. 2012 vintage more balanced than 2011. Ripe honeydew, poached apple and little pecan caramel but still fairly light and with decent acidity. Great value!

Starting to think that Santa Cruz Chardonnay needs just a few years and very careful oak handling. 2012 vintage more balanced than 2011. Ripe honeydew, poached apple and little pecan caramel but still fairly light and with decent acidity. Great value!

1 person found it helpfulMay 9th, 2015
Beki Miller

Love this BTG at In Situ at the SF MoMA

Love this BTG at In Situ at the SF MoMA

Jun 21st, 2016
Marshal White

Took a couple of hours to come out of its shell. Plenty of structure. Hazelnuts. silky texture and fresh acidity.

Took a couple of hours to come out of its shell. Plenty of structure. Hazelnuts. silky texture and fresh acidity.

Dec 19th, 2015
Marshal White

From magnum. Such a full and complete expression of SCM Chardonnay. At its apogee. Vivacious, full of life. Fresh, fleshed out but still tight. The aromatic balance is between age and youth.; wort, hay, honeycomb, Jasmine and Un-toasted nuts. This is why Chardonnay speaks to me so powerfully.

From magnum. Such a full and complete expression of SCM Chardonnay. At its apogee. Vivacious, full of life. Fresh, fleshed out but still tight. The aromatic balance is between age and youth.; wort, hay, honeycomb, Jasmine and Un-toasted nuts. This is why Chardonnay speaks to me so powerfully.

Jun 25th, 2015
Marshal White

From mag. Singing

From mag. Singing

Apr 2nd, 2015
Marshal White

One for the home team...

One for the home team...

Apr 2nd, 2014
John J
9.2

Dry but full mouthfeel. nice stone fruit (apricot) and minerality. Really impressive.

Dry but full mouthfeel. nice stone fruit (apricot) and minerality. Really impressive.

Feb 10th, 2018
Brett Vanderbrook

Old world meets new. The oak leaves a mark on both the nose and palate, but accentuates rather than dominates. Still loads of freshness and acidity. The nose is lemon and butterscotch, the palate is vibrant and bright with a lingering finish of new oak. Just lovely.

Old world meets new. The oak leaves a mark on both the nose and palate, but accentuates rather than dominates. Still loads of freshness and acidity. The nose is lemon and butterscotch, the palate is vibrant and bright with a lingering finish of new oak. Just lovely.

Oct 25th, 2017
Luis Arguero

Awesome Santa Cruz Mountain Chardonnay! Fresh. Aromatic. Lemon. Beautiful acidity. Light minerality & oak.

Awesome Santa Cruz Mountain Chardonnay! Fresh. Aromatic. Lemon. Beautiful acidity. Light minerality & oak.

Aug 31st, 2017
Richard Lewis

Round and full on the palate, stone fruit, minerals, acid on the finish. Solid.

Round and full on the palate, stone fruit, minerals, acid on the finish. Solid.

Aug 13th, 2017