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2011 Foxen Toasted Rope Syrah

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ITEM 8315870 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from a distributor

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
Islalala 2 $25 $50
2 $25
Item Sold Amount Date
I8315870 2 $25 Jul 10, 2022
I8250339 2 $27 Jun 5, 2022
I8235015 3 $25 May 22, 2022
I8186947 1 $30 Apr 24, 2022
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RATINGS

92Vinous / IWC

High-pitched red berry and rose scents are given depth by suggestions of woodsmoke and licorice. Sappy, penetrating red fruit flavors are full of verve and sharpened by a palate-numbing black pepper quality... Closes tangy and long, with impressive clarity, silky tannins and lingering smokiness.

92Wine Enthusiast

Vigorous in body...richer, rounder and tastier. With blackberry, orange peel, red licorice and cola flavors, it's balanced with fine tannins and acidity.

PRODUCER

Foxen

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.

REGION

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.

TYPE

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.