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2013 Foxen Williamson-Dore Vineyard Syrah

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ITEM 8244909 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar; Purchased at retail

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I8255741 1 $25 Jun 5, 2022
I8250276 1 $31 Jun 5, 2022
I8244908 2 $25 May 29, 2022
I8186753 1 $35 Apr 24, 2022
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95Vinous / IWC

A rich, explosive wine...hits the palate with tremendous intensity of fruit, heady aromatics and phenomenal length. Polished, silky tannins...resonant, inky finish... What a gorgeous wine this is.

94Wine Enthusiast

A mind-bending array of aromas come to play...with savory tones of crushed pepper, teriyaki, fresh but underripe berry fruit, piquant forest underbrush, wet chaparral and raw lamb gaminess...surprisingly light and lithe on the lovely palate, with black peppercorn, thyme, lavender and complex beef-stew notes.

91-93The Wine Advocate

...terrific notes of plums, blackberries, smoked earth, olive and assorted meatiness. Medium to full-bodied, focused, elegant and with awesome purity...



Foxen was founded in the Santa Maria Valley, in Santa Barbara County, in 1985 when Bill Wathen and Richard Dore started making wine. The winery was named after Dore’s great-great grandfather, William Benjamin Foxen, a sea captain who arrived in Santa Barbara in the early 19th century and purchased the property where the winery now stands. Foxen owns 10 acres of vineyards and makes small amounts of Bordeaux blends, Rhone blends, Italian-inspired reds and whites, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.


United States, California, South Coast, Santa Barbara County, Santa Ynez Valley

Santa Ynez Valley AVA is home to more wineries than any other area in Santa Barbara County. The appellation was established in 1983 and it includes a total of 76,800 acres, of which 1,500 acres are vineyards. Chardonnay is the dominant grape in this appellation, followed by Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling, Pinot Noir, and Merlot. The appellation runs east and west with temperatures and microclimates changing significantly from warmer in the east to cool by the time the district gets close to the Pacific Ocean. In recent years Rhone-style wines have been successfully made here, and vineyards now are also planted to Syrah, Viognier, Roussanne, Grenache, Mourvedre and Marsanne.


Red Wine, Syrah (Shiraz)

This grape is grown in milder climates and produces a medium-to full-bodied wine. It is also known as Shiraz, but should not be confused with Petit Sirah, which was developed by crossing Syrah with Peloursin.