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Foxen Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley 2010

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Foxen has been making Santa Maria Valley appellation Pinot Noir since 1987. It has always been a blend of multiple clones from various vineyards within the Santa Maria appellation, primarily Bien Nacido, Julia’s and Riverbench. This wine offers bright strawberry and raspberry fruit framed by sassafras and hard spice (cinnamon, clove, cardamom) and nice natural acidity. It pairs wonderfully with grilled or roasted salmon, chicken, quail or duck. Drink now through 2016. Not yet reviewed; 2009 vintage rated 91 points by both Wine Enthusiast and James Suckling.

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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

External Reviews for Foxen Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
08/08/2012

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Foxen has been making Santa Maria Valley appellation Pinot Noir since 1987. It has always been a blend of multiple clones from various vineyards within the Santa Maria appellation, primarily Bien Nacido, Julia’s and Riverbench. This wine offers bright strawberry and raspberry fruit framed by sassafras and hard spice (cinnamon, clove, cardamom) and nice natural acidity. It pairs wonderfully with grilled or roasted salmon, chicken, quail or duck. Drink now through 2016. Not yet reviewed; 2009 vintage rated 91 points by both Wine Enthusiast and James Suckling.

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