Foxen Pinot Noir Block 8 Bien Nacido Vineyard
Full-bodied, dry and velvety, with complex flavors of berries, pomegranates, cherries, cola, currants, mushrooms and spices. Pure class, with fabulous purity of fruit and an elegant, seamless style. Solid richness, a layered, balanced feel and a terrific finish.
$90.00 / Bottle $1,080.00 / Case
Bill Wathen and Dick Doré have been making wine together since 1985, when they founded Foxen Winery & Vineyard at the historic 2000 acre Rancho Tinaquaic in Northern Santa Barbara County. Since that time their dedication has remained the same: the creation of small production, sustainably-farmed, vineyard-focused wines using a straightforward and minimalist approach to winemaking.
Exclusively planted 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 and the remaining acreage is planted with Clones 2A, Mt. Eden, 113 and 115 that are blended for Block 8 bottling. Block 8 is bottled after seven months in François Frères barrels (70% new).