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Wine Advocate
Foxen Vineyard & Winery, 2014 Foxen Pinot 'Block 43' Bien Nacido Vineyard Santa Maria Valley

95
"I loved the two Pinot Noirs from the Bien Nacido Vineyard, and both have distinct characters. The inky colored, rich, concentrated, yet gorgeously pure 2014 Pinot Noir Block 43 Bien Nacido Vineyard (destemmed and aged in 40% new French oak) gives up fabulous notes of very ripe raspberries, spring flowers, forest floor and a touch of oak in its textured, rich, layered, silky personality. This is a fabulous wine."
–Aug-16
Wine Enthusiast
Foxen Vineyard & Winery, 2014 Foxen Pinot 'Block 43' Bien Nacido Vineyard Santa Maria Valley

94
"There's a very intriguing character to the nose of this bottling, with aromas of dried scarlet roses, hibiscus, strawberry, cola and anise. It's lighter than expected and soft on the palate, with dried fennel and ripe cranberry flavors, and tons of tannic grip on the finish. It will be interesting to watch these components age together. Drink 2017Äì2034."
–Feb-17
Vinous
Foxen Vineyard & Winery, 2014 Foxen Pinot 'Block 43' Bien Nacido Vineyard Santa Maria Valley

92
"The 2014 Pinot Noir Bien Nacido Block 43 offers lovely depth and creaminess in a surprisingly succulent style for this site. Then again, this parcel was planted for Foxen with Dijon clones that naturally yield generous fruit. Underlying beams of salinity confer freshness and persistence throughout that balance the fruit nicely. Sweet dark red and purplish fruit, mint and sweet spice meld into the fleshy, inviting finish."
–Sep-16
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2014 Foxen Pinot 'Block 43' Bien Nacido Vineyard Santa Maria Valley
Foxen Vineyard & Winery

Whole berry destemmed into small, open-top fermenters, and innoculated with RC212 and 3001 after a 4-5 day cold maceration. The wine is then aged in 100% French oak, fine grain barrels, medium toast, 40% new;followed by a 17 months elevage.

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