Exclusively planted for Foxen in 1996 by Bien Nacido Vineyard, the eleven-acre Block 8 sits on the highest point and one of the steepest sections of this Santa Maria Bench vineyard. The original planting includes five acres of Pommard Clone (used in the Santa Maria Valley bottling) and the remaining acreage is planted with Clones 2A, Mt. Eden, 113 and 115 that are blended for the Block 8 bottling. In2006, Clones 667 and 777 were planted and now add new depth and complexity to this wine. Block 8 is bottled after seven months in François Frères barrels (70% new).