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Date Printed: 4/18/2014
Foxen Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir 2010
Foxen Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir 2010
(search item no. 120345)

PRICE ON 4/18/2014: $34.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 86 points

Winemaker's Notes:

As Foxen's most fruit-forward Pinot Noir, this wine displays the bright red summer fruit of cherries and strawberries, with notes of cinnamon and clove, a velvety texture and a long lingering finish. The majority of fruit for this bottling comes from the Pommard Clone block at Foxen's Block 8-Bien Nacido Vineyard.

This pairs wonderfully with grilled or roasted salmon, chicken, quail or duck.

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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."