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Foxen 2014 Bien Nacido Block 8 Pinot Noir, Santa Maria Valley

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

95 Points Wine Enthusiast:  "Hearty plum, deep rose petal, earthy juniper, a touch of charcoal and crushed graphite aromas show strongly on the nose of this bottling from a tiny block in this historic vineyard. The palate packs an awesome combination of tension, energy and power, like a clenched fist in a silk glove, with tangy olallieberry fruit and a menthol character that carries deep into the finish."

92 Points Robert Parker:
  "The 2014 Pinot Noir Bien Nacido Vineyard Block 8 is another terrific wine. Saddle leather, wild herbs, black cherries and framboise all emerge from this rich, structured, even tannic Pinot Noir that will benefit from short term cellaring. Like the other Pinots here, it was whole berry, destemmed and spent 17 months in 40% new French oak...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! 


Type: Pinot Noir




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