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Canal's Bottlestop USD 59.99 750ml

Foxen Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir 2011

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As Foxen's most fruit-forward Pinot Noir, this wine displays the bright red summer fruit of cherries and strawberries, with notes of cinnamon and clove, a velvety texture and a long lingering finish. The majority of fruit for this bottling comes from the Pommard clone block at our Block 8-Bien Nacido Vineyard. Barrel aged 8 months in French oak. 1,660 cases produced.

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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

External Reviews for Foxen Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir

External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
03/28/2013

Primarily sourced from Bien Nacido Vineyard, Foxen Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir is absolutely bright and forward in the 2011 vintage. Aromas of fresh strawberry pie, allspice, and sweet tobacco are complimented by a medium to full body and excellent acidity.



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As Foxen's most fruit-forward Pinot Noir, this wine displays the bright red summer fruit of cherries and strawberries, with notes of cinnamon and clove, a velvety texture and a long lingering finish. The majority of fruit for this bottling comes from the Pommard clone block at our Block 8-Bien Nacido Vineyard. Barrel aged 8 months in French oak. 1,660 cases produced.

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