Foxen Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley Julia's Vineyard 2006
Foxen is an impressive, quaint winery tucked away in the hills of Santa Barbara and boasts some great, tasteful wines. Their 2006 Pinot is, as the wine maker notes, very fruit forward with earthy flavors. Overall a well-balanced and memorable wine well worth a taste.
Claimed to have notes of cinnamon, cola nut and cardamom, we decanted this one to take advantage of anything it had to offer. This wine maintains an earthiness throughout, but definitely delivers the cola, hint of cinnamon and cardamom mid-palate. This is a great Pinot. The only reason it didn't receive a 90 or 91 was because we compare all Pinots to the 2003 Mueller Emily's Cuvee Pinot, or the William Selyem...which are phenomenal. Will definitely buy this one again. SDWC.
Very nice sexy bright pinot, good price