The 2016 Foxen Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir captures the senses with intriguing fragrances of zesty red currant, raspberry jam, and smoky minerals. Supple red berry flavors pack a firm punch but remain flexible throughout. Fresh, clean red berry skin and peppercorn structures dictate a long, dynamic finish guided by musky tannins.
Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Appellation: Santa Maria Valley AVA (55% Riverbench Vyd, 45% Bien Nacido Vyd)
Aging: 9 months in French oak, 1-6 years old
91 Points - Wine Enthusiast
"Lighter in the glass, this appellation blend shows pomegranate sorbet, cranberry skins, rose petals and wild herbs on the nose. The palate is crisp and tart with raspberry fruit that's lifted by chaparral spice and wild thyme." -MK, 12/1/18