Foxen Bien Nacido Vineyard Block 8 Pinot Noir 2015
|Appellation||Santa Maria Valley|
Wine EnthusiastThis block-designate wine shows flamboyant aromas of red cherry, cola, purple flowers and light caramel. The palate offers an amazingly cohesive and zesty experience, combining piquant cranberry and tart raspberry with slate-driven minerality and a persistent woody spice. The texture is soft, but lifted by strong acidity.
Wine AdvocateThe 2015 Pinot Noir Bien Nacido Vineyard Block 8 is quite Burgundian in profile, wafting from the glass with aromas of wild berries, grilled game bird, spice and rich soil. On the palate, it's medium-bodied, sappy and savory, with fine tannins and a penetrating, sapid finish.
Wine SpectatorA crisp style, filled with red currant and green olive flavors, accented by notes of sage and dried green herbs. Firm tannins show on the finish. Drink now through 2020.