Foxen Cellar Select Pinot Noir 2016 2016
91 Points – 2018 US
90 Points – 2018 US
“I was blown away by these new Pinot Noir releases from Foxen.”
Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate
Our California expert, Clare, really scored with this stunning Pinot Noir exclusive, from one of California’s (if not the world’s) finest Pinot Noir producers.
Foxen Vineyard is a true boutique. They make just 18,000 cases per year, across some 28 different cuvées. Founded in 1985 by dynamic duo Dick Doré and Bill Wathen, it’s ranked as one of the state's ‘Elite’ Pinot Noir specialists by Wine Enthusiast – and top critic Antonio Galloni says they’re making “some of the most expressive, singular wines in Santa Barbara County today.”
Hailing from top-sited vineyards in the premium Sta. Rita Hills, aka “the Vosne-Romanée of California” (Decanter), Foxen Cellar Select showcases the exceptional 2016 vintage and boasts two 90+ point scores:
Wine Enthusiast rated it 91 points and named it an Editor’s Choice. Judges raved: “the results are delicious. Aromas of fresh raspberry, gravelly earth, and sagebrush lead into a palate loaded with tangy, vibrant, and fresh flavors of tart red fruit, pepper spice, and flower petals.”
And critic Antonio Galloni awarded it 90 points and writes, “offers terrific richness and volume ... Plump, juicy, and forward, with tons of character, the 2016 is a positively joyous wine.”
Aged in fine French barrels for 17 months and bottled without fining or filtration (to maximize flavor), this is a dinner party-worthy Pinot Noir that will be delicious upon release – and over the next five to 10 years.
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