| 1997 Thomas Fogarty Merlot|
Santa Cruz Mountains, California
WB Rating: 80
Alcohol by volume: 14.5%
Price at time of purchase: $25.00 (Current release)
Principal varietal(s): Merlot
Over-acidic, over-priced wine. Muted nose and flavors of cherry-tinged, smoky, slightly green Merlot fruit. But the dominant impression, particularly in the finish, is of unpleasantly high acidity. The acid, besides being overdone, also suppresses wine's residual positive characteristics. - WB Team 2000-09-27
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