Foxen Pinot Noir Julia's Vineyard 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine has been enticing from the very beginning in barrel, and has everything we've come to expect from Julia's Vineyard--dark garnet red, yet brilliant, almost see-through. I love the inviting aromas of sassafras, plum, sandlewood and earth; and the sexy silky mouthfeel, with vanilla colas flavors that expand on the palate, finishing with a kiss of sweet cherry pie. It's truly elegant but firmly powerful. This Julia's is delicious now and will tease you to drink immediately. Try to resist, but we understand if you want to enjoy it sooner. Chef Pasquale of the Alisal Guest Ranch paired it with bacon-wrapped Bobwhite quail stuffed with Morel mushrooms. 650 cases produced. Not yet reviewed; 2008 vintage rated 95 points by Wine Enthusiast.

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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

This wine has been enticing from the very beginning in barrel, and has everything we've come to expect from Julia's Vineyard--dark garnet red, yet brilliant, almost see-through. I love the inviting aromas of sassafras, plum, sandlewood and earth; and the sexy silky mouthfeel, with vanilla colas flavors that expand on the palate, finishing with a kiss of sweet cherry pie. It's truly elegant but firmly powerful. This Julia's is delicious now and will tease you to drink immediately. Try to resist, but we understand if you want to enjoy it sooner. Chef Pasquale of the Alisal Guest Ranch paired it with bacon-wrapped Bobwhite quail stuffed with Morel mushrooms. 650 cases produced. Not yet reviewed; 2008 vintage rated 95 points by Wine Enthusiast.

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