Foxen Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir 2018
|Region||California, Central Coast, Santa Maria Valley|
Moving to the Pinot Noirs, the 2018 Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley would be a great introduction to Pinot Noir from the region as well as to the style of Foxen. Lighter ruby, with a beautiful bouquet of spiced cherry and strawberry fruits interwoven with subtle forest floor and floral notes, it's medium-bodied and has a wonderfully pure, elegant texture, nicely integrated acidity, and a great finish.
Strong aromas of strawberry and cherry are quite juicy on the nose of this bottling, which also shows sagebrush and wet oak elements. Stewed strawberry, pepper and oregano flavors are evident on the palate, which is a bit tart and gamy.
The 2018 Pinot Noir (Santa Maria Valley) is perfumed and nicely lifted, with lovely red berry fruit and aromatic presence. The mid-weight Pinot has tons of sheer appeal.