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2013 Foxen Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

ITEM 8315883 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from a distributor

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
2 $30
Item Sold Amount Date
I8250380 2 $30 Jun 5, 2022
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RATINGS

90The Wine Advocate

...plump, rounded, supple and sexy style to go with beautiful spice, rose petal and sweet red and black fruits.

90Wine Enthusiast

Dried strawberries, plum and an iron character combine for a lush yet balanced nose... Condensed purple flowers, ripe olallieberries, turned earth and citrus peel show on the energetic palate.

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 Rita Hills

Santa Rita Hills AVA in northern Santa Barbara County was granted appellation status in 2001. Located between the towns of Lompoc and Buellton, it has a total area of 30,720 acres with 2,700 vineyard acres. The area is considered a cool climate for vineyards, so vineyards are most often planted with the cool-weather grapes Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The hills in the western part of this appellation are directly exposed to the Pacific Ocean, meaning that maritime winds and fog make the western edge of the Santa Rita Hills AVA particularly cool. The Sanford & Benedict Vineyard planted in 1971 was the first vineyard in the district and is still considered one of the best.

TYPE

Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.