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2014 Thomas Fogarty Rapley Trail Vineyard James Thomas' Block Pinot Noir

ITEM 8011590 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
Gravity 3 $40 $120
3 $40
Item Sold Amount Date
I8011590 3 $40 Nov 28, 2021
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RATINGS

94+ Vinous / IWC

93The Wine Advocate

...offers perfumed notes of framboise, black cherries, wild herbs and spice in a long, elegant, seamless package that carries fine tannin and a great finish.

REGION

United States, California, Santa Cruz Mountains

Santa Cruz Mountains AVA includes high elevation territory in the counties of Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and San Mateo. The AVA follows the coast line from San Francisco to Monterey with elevations from 400 feet to 3,000 feet above sea level. There are 1,500 vineyard acres and the AVA was established in 1981. Despite the challenging terrain in these rugged mountains and hills, highly esteemed wineries have been located here since the early 20th century, when Paul Masson, a Frenchman by birth, started making sparkling wine in the area. By the 1970s vineyards were growing Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Numerous microclimates within the AVA offer viticulturists diverse growing conditions, and many varietals are grown successfully.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.