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Date Printed: 8/22/2014
Foxen Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir 2004
Foxen Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir 2004
(search item no. 86995)
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 8/22/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The dominant portion of the 2004 Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir comes from Foxen's own eleven-acre Block Eight of the Bien Nacido Vineyard that was planted for us in 1996. This bottling is comprised primarily of Pommard Clone from Block Eight's steep north face.
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About Foxen Vineyard:

Bill Wathen and Dick Dore have been making wine together since 1985, when they founded Foxen Winery & Vineyard at the historic Rancho Tinaquaic in northern Santa Barbara County. Since that time, their dedication has remained the same - the creation of very small production, sustainably-farmed, vineyard-focused wines using a "minimalist" approach to winemaking. Foxen is named in memory of William Benjamin Foxen, an English sea captain and Dick's great-great grandfather, who came to Santa Barbara in the early 1800s and purchased the Rancho Tinaquaic. Captain Foxen adopted the distinctive "anchor" as his cattle brand, which became the trademark of the winery. Foxen is at home on the history Rancho Tinaquaic with its solar-powered winery, tasting room and 7200 "shack."