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Foxen Cuvee Jeanne Marie Santa Ynez 2006

Member Review by merlotsoul:

This is So hard - deciding 4 or 5 glasses!!! I can definitely say this is the BEST wine I've had so far in 2009 (in my limited budget experience). My brother brought this (and many others for Easter). It was excellent on its own AND with herb-roasted pork roast. It was surprisingly "sweet" at first, which I later determined to be more of a spicy clove experience, Absolutely delicious. Wonderful smooth finish. I highly recommend it. OK, let's go for 4.5 glasses!

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Winery: Foxen Vineyard
Color: Red
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Foxen Vineyard:
Since that time, their dedication has remained the same—the creation of very small-production, vineyard-designated wines using a "minimalist" approach to winemaking. The winery is named in memory of William Benjamin Foxen, an English sea captain and Dick's great-great grandfather, who came to Santa Barbara in the early 1800's. In 1837, this Santa Barbara County pionee... Read more
Since that time, their dedication has remained the same—the creation of very small-production, vineyard-designated wines using a "minimalist" approach to winemaking. The winery is named in memory of William Benjamin Foxen, an English sea captain and Dick's great-great grandfather, who came to Santa Barbara in the early 1800's. In 1837, this Santa Barbara County pioneer purchased the Rancho Tinaquaic, a Mexican Land Grant that originally totaled nearly 9000 acres and comprised most of what is now known as Foxen Canyon. Captain Foxen adopted the distinctive "anchor" as his ranch cattle brand, which has become a trademark of the winery. It is very fitting that FOXEN has made its home on the 2000-acre Rancho Tinaquaic, which remains in family hands. With the completion of FOXEN’s new solar-powered winery and tasting room in August 2009, the historic and beloved “tasting shack was renamed “foxen 7200”, where Bill and Dick now feature their Bordeaux and Cal-Ital-style wines, under a newly designed label. FOXEN pinots, chardonnays and Rhône-style wines will be showcased in the new tasting room at 7600 Foxen Canyon Road. Read less

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Snooth User: merlotsoul
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04/17/2009

This is So hard - deciding 4 or 5 glasses!!! I can definitely say this is the BEST wine I've had so far in 2009 (in my limited budget experience). My brother brought this (and many others for Easter). It was excellent on its own AND with herb-roasted pork roast. It was surprisingly "sweet" at first, which I later determined to be more of a spicy clove experience, Absolutely delicious. Wonderful smooth finish. I highly recommend it. OK, let's go for 4.5 glasses!


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Source: Morrell & Company
04/15/2009

The stunning, sexy 2006 Cuvee Jeanne-Marie (a blend of 60% Grenache, 25% Syrah, and 15% Mourvedre) offers up gorgeous aromas of roasted Provencal herbs, ground pepper, sweet, smoky game and meat, and copious quantities of black cherries and black currants. The expressive aromatics are followed by a pure, lush, succulent, hedonistic, medium to full-bodied red with considerable complexity, purity, and depth. Drink this beauty over the next 4-5 years.



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