Foxen Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley Julia's Vineyard 2005

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3 Bottle Limit per customer! Winemaker's Notes: This is a perfect example of the 2005 vintage in the Santa Maria Valey-gobs of sweet red fruit(raspberries and strawberries) with a firm background of oriental "hard spice"(clove,cinnamon and cardamom). The 2005 harvest weather did not pressure us to pick like it did in 2003 and 2004, so we were able to leisurely pick ripe(not over-ripe) fruit. This wine was aged for 16 months in Francois Freres barrels(60% of which was new), and it was bottled last spring without fining and filtration. Like our other 2005 Pinots, it will be hard to lay this one down. Enjoy!

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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

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/28/2009

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3 Bottle Limit per customer! Winemaker's Notes: This is a perfect example of the 2005 vintage in the Santa Maria Valey-gobs of sweet red fruit(raspberries and strawberries) with a firm background of oriental "hard spice"(clove,cinnamon and cardamom). The 2005 harvest weather did not pressure us to pick like it did in 2003 and 2004, so we were able to leisurely pick ripe(not over-ripe) fruit. This wine was aged for 16 months in Francois Freres barrels(60% of which was new), and it was bottled last spring without fining and filtration. Like our other 2005 Pinots, it will be hard to lay this one down. Enjoy!

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