"An incredible, profound Pinot Noir, Foxen's 2013 Pinot Noir Bien Nacido Vineyard Block 8 was completely destemmed and aged 17 months in 50% new French oak. Its deep ruby color is followed by sensational notes of sweet cherries, black raspberries, crushed flowers and a touch of licorice. Medium to full-bodied, layered and multi-dimensional, with seamless texture, this is California Pinot Noir at its finest. Drink it any time over the coming 7-8 years." –Aug 2015
"A powerful, structured wine, the 2013 Pinot Noir Bien Nacido Vineyard Block 8 is literally bursting at the seams with explosive energy. A host of savory herbs, smoke, licorice and tobacco open up in the glass, but this is a wine to put a way for a few years, as the elements still need time to come together. The firm, grippy finish and the wine's overall delineation are both striking."
Exclusively planted for Foxen in 1996 by Bien Nacido Vineyard. The Block 8 sits on the highest point, and one of the steepest sections of this Santa Maria Bench vineyard. Fruit is whole berry destemmed as individual clonal lots into small, open-top tanks with fermentation of 10-21 day with punch downs 2 times daily. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.