Foxen Sangiovese Santa Ynez Valley Volpino 2005

Winemaker's Notes:

Winemaker's Notes: I think this is the most complete Volpino yet from Foxen, with 78% Sangiovese coming from Faith Vineyard and 22% Merlot sourced from Volgelzang Vineyard. This wine displays tight aromas of rose petal,strawberry, cherry and earth, with sweet cherry/raspberry flavors, and firm, leathery tannins. It will complement and be complemented by a broad array of foods- from simple pizza and pastas to roasted meats or vegetables.

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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

Winemaker's Notes: I think this is the most complete Volpino yet from Foxen, with 78% Sangiovese coming from Faith Vineyard and 22% Merlot sourced from Volgelzang Vineyard. This wine displays tight aromas of rose petal,strawberry, cherry and earth, with sweet cherry/raspberry flavors, and firm, leathery tannins. It will complement and be complemented by a broad array of foods- from simple pizza and pastas to roasted meats or vegetables.

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