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Foxen Vineyards, 2017, Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir, Santa Ynez, California

Foxen's most fruit-forward Pinot Noir, this bottling comes most prominently from the winery's five-acre Pommard Clone section of Block 8 at Bien Nacido. In addition, Foxen also blended into it a bit more from some of the winery's other favorite blocks at Bien Nacido, Riverbench, and Solomon Hills Vineyards. This wine was bottled after ten months in second-year French barrels to preserve its bright red, summer fruit flavors and spice components.


Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Pale to medium ruby-purple colored, the 2015 Pinot Noir is scented of violets, cinnamon stick and Ceylon tea over a core of red cherries and raspberries, plus a hint of dried Provence herbs. The light to medium-bodied palate offers up a fantastic intensity of perfumed red berries supported by soft, silky tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing with a lovely herbal lift.
Wilfred Wong of Wine.com
Exhibiting red fruits and savory notes, the active 2015 Foxen Pinot Noir shows an excellent and delicate balance from start to finish. The wine's liveliness should be delicious treat with lightly grilled salmon. (Tasted: November 17, 2017, San Francisco, CA)