Foxen Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir 2016
|Region||California, Central Coast, Santa Maria Valley|
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.
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.