"Ripe black cherries, strawberries, forest floor and lots of spice emerge from the 2014 Pinot Noir Julia's Vineyard, which is medium-bodied, nicely textured, fresh and elegant. There's a kick of tannin, yet ripe and polished. Give bottles a year or two and drink through 2024."
"The 2014 Pinot Noir Julia's Vineyard is a soft, open-knit, fruit-driven Pinot to drink over the next few years. Sweet red cherry, plum and spice are pushed forward in this succulent mid-weight offering from Foxen. Ripe, silky tannins add to the wine's considerable appeal." –Sep-16
Julia’s Vineyard is located in the heart of the Santa Maria Bench and is one of the oldest Pinot Noir vineyards in Santa Barbara Valley. Foxen has been sourcing a small amount of Pommard Clone fruit from this vineyard since 1996.
Hand-picked berries are destemmed and put into small, open-top fermenters. Wine undergoes a 10-day active fermentation with punchdowns 2 times daily. The wine ages in 100% French oak (40% new) for 17 months. The wine is bottled without fining or filtering.