Foxen’s most fruit-forward Pinot Noir, this bottling comes most prominently from the winery’s five-acre Pommard Clone section of Block 8 at Bien Nacido. In addition, Foxen also blended into it a bit more from some of the winery’s other favorite blocks at Bien Nacido, Riverbench, and Solomon Hills Vineyards. This wine was bottled after ten months in second-year French barrels to preserve its bright red, summer fruit flavors and spice components.
“Pale to medium ruby-purple colored, the 2015 Pinot Noir is scented of violets, cinnamon stick and Ceylon tea over a core of red cherries and raspberries, plus a hint of dried Provence herbs. The light to medium-bodied palate offers up a fantastic intensity of perfumed red berries supported by soft, silky tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing with a lovely herbal lift.” – 92 Points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate