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Foley Estate Pinot Noir Rancho Santa Rosa Santa Rita Hills 2011

External Review by WineExpress.com:

Named Wine Enthusiast Magazine's Person of the Year for 2010, William Foley II produces outstanding wines on his 460 acre estate in the Santa Rita Hills AVA in Santa Barbara County. In Matt Kramer's California Wine Book he says "Of all the Santa Rita Hills wineries, Foley has a shot at leading a very sophisticated and competitive pack." He call's the estate Vineyard, Rancho Santa Rosa where this wine comes from "The real jewel...", and it's easy to see why. This is rich, deeply flavored Pinot that's beautifully balanced. The estate has 31 different blocks of Pinot that are each harvested and fermented separately, then blended and aged in French oak for 12 months. Limited.

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Foley Estates Vineyard & Winery:
Foley Estates Vineyard & Winery at Rancho Santa Rosa is the realization of vintner Bill Foley's dream to produce world class Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in Santa Barbara County. A historic parcel located in the Sta. (Santa) Rita Hills region of the Santa Ynez Valley, Rancho Santa Rosa was formerly a thoroughbred horse ranch. In 1998, the 460-acre property was purchased and planted to 230 acres ... Read more
Foley Estates Vineyard & Winery at Rancho Santa Rosa is the realization of vintner Bill Foley's dream to produce world class Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in Santa Barbara County. A historic parcel located in the Sta. (Santa) Rita Hills region of the Santa Ynez Valley, Rancho Santa Rosa was formerly a thoroughbred horse ranch. In 1998, the 460-acre property was purchased and planted to 230 acres of vineyard. Devoted to Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah, the vineyard has been subdivided into 59 micro-blocks with each being farmed, harvested and vinified separately. The handsome stables have been refurbished to house the winery, with tremendous detail going into the planning of a modern facility, while honoring age-old winemaking tradition. Read less

External Reviews for Foley Estate Pinot Noir Rancho Santa Rosa Santa Rita Hills

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
04/17/2015

Named Wine Enthusiast Magazine's Person of the Year for 2010, William Foley II produces outstanding wines on his 460 acre estate in the Santa Rita Hills AVA in Santa Barbara County. In Matt Kramer's California Wine Book he says "Of all the Santa Rita Hills wineries, Foley has a shot at leading a very sophisticated and competitive pack." He call's the estate Vineyard, Rancho Santa Rosa where this wine comes from "The real jewel...", and it's easy to see why. This is rich, deeply flavored Pinot that's beautifully balanced. The estate has 31 different blocks of Pinot that are each harvested and fermented separately, then blended and aged in French oak for 12 months. Limited.



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