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Foxen 2018 Bien Nacido Block 8 Pinot Noir, Santa Maria Valley



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98 Points                                                                          
Beautiful New Pinot Noir release from Foxen - limited.

98 Points Wine Enthusiast: "This is stunningly delicious,
structurally complex and layered in aromas and flavors that continue to evolve. Sultry baked-black raspberry, chai cream and purple flowers invite the nose while the palate's Luxardo cherry, lilac candy, tarragon and charred meat elements achieve attention-grabbing harmony." (Jul 2022).

95 Points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "Foxen's 2018 Pinot Noir Bien Nacido Vineyard Block 8 is fabulous.
Bright red/purplish fruit, lavender, rose petal mint and savory herbs literally jump out of the glass. The 2018 is deep, intense and full of character. All the elements meld together effortlessly in a sumptuous vibrant Pinot Noir from one of Santa Barbara's top sites."

94+ Points Jeb Dunnuck:
"The Foxen 2018 Pinot Noir Bien Nacido Vineyard Block 8 offers a more modern style nose with plenty of oak as well as ripe black fruits, licorice, smoked earth, and lots of minerality. The oak fades into the background on the palate, and this medium to full-bodied beauty has a powerful, concentrated mouthfeel, plenty of tannins, and a great finish. It needs 2-3 years of bottle age, but it’s a brilliant wine."

Robert Parker:  ..I continue to be blown away by this estate, which is run by Dick Dore and Bill Wathen, with Bill taking the helm of the winemaking and viticulture.  This terrific estate deserves more attention in the market!

Exclusively planted for Foxen in 1996 by Bien Nacido Vineyard, the eleven-acre Block 8 sits on the highest point and one of the steepest sections of this Santa Maria Bench vineyard. Upon harvest, the grapes are whole-berry destemmed into small, open-top fermenters as individual clonal lots, where they see a 2-day maceration. The wine ages for 16 months in French oak, of which 44% is new. The wine is bottled within fining or filtration. Alcohol By Volume: 14.2%

Type: Pinot Noir

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