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Foxen Vineyard & Winery, 2015 Foxen Pinot Noir Bien Nacido Vineyard - Block 8

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"This blockdesignate wine shows flamboyant aromas of red cherry, cola, purple flowers and light caramel. The palate offers an amazingly cohesive and zesty experience, combining piquant cranberry and tart raspberry with slate-driven minerality and a persistent woody spice. The texture is soft, but lifted by strong acidity. —M.K."
–Nov-17
Vinous
Foxen Vineyard & Winery, 2015 Foxen Pinot Noir Bien Nacido Vineyard - Block 8

94
"Racy, silky and beautifully nuanced, the Pinot Noir Bien Nacido Block 8 captures all the richness of the year while retaining terrific energy. The red berry and floral notes show quite a bit of nuance and silkiness in a Pinot that manages to be both powerful and refined. The aromatic, highly expressive finish adds to the wine's considerable beauty."
–Sep-17
Jeb Dunnuck
Foxen Vineyard & Winery, 2015 Foxen Pinot Noir Bien Nacido Vineyard - Block 8

92
"A big step up over the Santa Maria Valley release, the 2015 Pinot Noir Block 8 Bien Nacido offers a terrific bouquet of black cherries, saddle leather, spice-box and dried herbs. It's fresh, nicely concentrated and textured, with good acidity, and will benefit from short term cellaring."
–Aug-17
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2015 Foxen Pinot Noir Bien Nacido Vineyard - Block 8
Foxen Vineyard & Winery

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).

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