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Foxen Block N Pinot Noir

2008 Foxen Block N Pinot Noir

Just released:  2008 Foxen Pinot Noir Block N – Bien Nacido Vineyard – just four barrels (only 100 cases) of this gorgeous wine were made.  I was fortunate enough to taste it recently at an event at Foxen and fell in love.   Block N is the oldest Pinot Noir block planted at Bien Nacido, which is planted with the “California Heritage” Martini Clone. The fruit was picked early in the day on the 6th of October.  The whole berries were destemmed, and fermented in a small open top fermenter for 10 days. Twice daily punch-downs helped to extract color, tannins, and the classic red summer fruit qualities into the wine. It was bottled (unfined and unfiltered) in early March 2010 after 16 months in 50% new François Frères barrels.

2009 Foxen Rosé of Mourvedre

2009 Foxen Rosé of Mourvedre with Foxen vineyard in the background

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