Foxen Bien Nacido Pinot Noir 2002

Pinot Noir from Central Coast, California

Item No. 82859
  • red wine
  • RP91
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1998
  • WS92

Winemaker's Notes

This wine displays aromas of red fruit (Santa Maria Valley strawberries and raspberries) and classic Bien Nacido hard spices (cinnamon stick, clove, and cardamom). Medium bodied; this wine is exotic and elegant with flavors of strawberry tart, raspberry, and cherry cola; beautifully balanced by a creamy mid-palate and lingering finish.

90 Points: "Dark, rich and intense, with a complex, concentrated core of black cherry, raspberry and wild berry set off by spice, anise and blueberry scents. Finishes with a vibrant, firmly tannic aftertaste. Drink now through 2007." -James Laube, Wine Spectator

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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...

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Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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