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Foxen Syrah Santa Ynez Valley Toasted Rope 2008

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Aromas of red peppercorns, sweet vanilla and berry fruit - raspberry, and blackberry, accented with hard spice. Berry cream and licorice round out the nice, balanced middle. Clean, fruity finish.

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Winery: Foxen Vineyard
Color: Red
Varietal: Syrah
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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 Syrah Santa Ynez Valley Toasted Rope

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/20/2010

Complex, firm and spicy, with ripe plum, cedar, tobacco, sage and mineral folding together. Full-bodied, with the sum being greater than the parts. Drink now through 2020. 430 cases made. -JL Wine Spectator. A Syrah wine from California in USA. 2008 Foxen Vineyard Syrah, Toasted Rope 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/16/2010

A Syrah wine from California in USA. 2008 Foxen Vineyard Syrah, Toasted Rope 750ml



Aromas of red peppercorns, sweet vanilla and berry fruit - raspberry, and blackberry, accented with hard spice. Berry cream and licorice round out the nice, balanced middle. Clean, fruity finish.

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