Foxen Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir 2016 - Kona Wine Market
Foxen Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir 2016
SKU: 645971002044

Foxen Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir 2016

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Category Red Wine
Region California, Central Coast, Santa Maria Valley
Brand Foxen
Alcohol/vol 13.5%
Our most fruit forward Pinot Noir, the pinot for this bottling comes most prominently from our five-acre Pommard Clone section of our Block 8 at Bien Nacido. In addition, we also blended into it a bit more from some of our other favorite blocks at Bien Nacido, Riverbench and Solomon Hills Vineyards. This wine was bottled after ten months in second-year French barrels to preserve its bright red, summer fruit flavors and spice components.
Wine Enthusiast
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Lighter in the glass, this appellation blend shows pomegranate sorbet, cranberry skins, rose petals and wild herbs on the nose. The palate is crisp and tart with raspberry fruit that's lifted by chaparral spice and wild thyme.

Matt Kettmann, December 1, 2018
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The 2016 Pinot Noir (Santa Maria Valley) is a gorgeous appellation-level wine. Dried flowers, crushed herbs and sweet red berry notes give the 2016 a distinctly floral and savory personality, even though the wine was made with fully destememd fruit I would prefer to drink it over the next few years.

Antonio Galloni, September 2018