Foxen Julia's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019
|California, Central Coast, Santa Maria Valley
The 2019 Pinot Noir Julia's Vineyard is more elegant and finesse-driven, with a beautiful perfume of framboise, wild strawberries, violets, and sappy flowers. All about red fruits and flowers, it hits the palate with medium-bodied richness, a seamless, flawlessly balanced mouthfeel, good acidity, and just a hint of classic Santa Maria salinity on the finish. Aged 16 months in 21% new French oak, this brilliant Pinot Noir is up with the crème de la crème in the vintage.
There's a gamy element that extends across much of this Foxen vintage, and it works very well in certain bottlings like this one, which is light in hue but loaded on the nose with roasted berry and porcini aromas. There's a sappy thyme and chaparral scrub flavor to the palate, elevating the freshly smashed strawberry and cranberry core.
The 2019 Pinot Noir Julia's Vineyard is translucent, elegant and lifted. Bright red/purplish berry fruit, white flowers, chalk and white pepper give the Julia's a very attractive upper register. This aromatic, mid-weight Pinot impresses with its focus and cut. It is a superbly elegant and nuanced Pinot from the team at Foxen.