Foxen

7200 Volpino Sangiovese Blend

8.928 ratings
8.61 pro ratings
Santa Ynez Valley, Central Coast, California, USA
Sangiovese Blend
Goose, Game, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Duck, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Mushrooms, Onion, Veal, Hard Cheese, Pork, Tomato-Based, Pungent Cheese, Chicken, Turkey, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Armin Pfleiderer

Time to revisit an old fave from a tasting event with winery owner Dick Doré at my old shop years ago. Huge, juicy-sweet cherry and blackberry aromas jump out of the bottle and those are reflected on the palate. Super-ripe, and flabby, and showing considerable heat through an leather and anise-tinged finish. A lovely wine six years ago. Now...past its prime, but drinkable.

Time to revisit an old fave from a tasting event with winery owner Dick Doré at my old shop years ago. Huge, juicy-sweet cherry and blackberry aromas jump out of the bottle and those are reflected on the palate. Super-ripe, and flabby, and showing considerable heat through an leather and anise-tinged finish. A lovely wine six years ago. Now...past its prime, but drinkable.

Sep 28th, 2017
Peter Ricci

I really love this wine. Something straight forward and juicy about it.

I really love this wine. Something straight forward and juicy about it.

Nov 18th, 2019
Chris B.

This delicioso Cal-Italian blend introduces itself with a large amount of tannin tears and aromas of tomato skin and hand-rolled cigarettes. The 20% merlot punches through with red fruit juiciness and the cream soda finish is worthy of a Brooklyn diner. A very good everyday wine for pasta night.

This delicioso Cal-Italian blend introduces itself with a large amount of tannin tears and aromas of tomato skin and hand-rolled cigarettes. The 20% merlot punches through with red fruit juiciness and the cream soda finish is worthy of a Brooklyn diner. A very good everyday wine for pasta night.

Oct 8th, 2018
Stephen Salas

Delicious blend!

Delicious blend!

Aug 18th, 2016
Zachary Price

The Foxen Volpino, or "little fox", is a 78% Sangiovese - 22% Merlot blend. The merlot hails from Vogelzang located in Happy Canyon AVA, but I'm not sure where the sangiovese is sourced. Either way, the wine is one of the 7200's "caltalian" blends that, if available, can be poured for you in the winery's "Shack" tasting room. The shack is an adorable bare bones structure located off the Foxen Canyon Road surrounded by old world charms and stunning vistas, full of sassy sommeliers and attendants. Not fined or filtered, the grapes and barrels do the talking and deliver a fine new world example of an old world staple. ~$32 | #foxen #volpino #caltalian

On the eyes: Bright, garnet, burnt orange color, med+ stain, med+ tears, no gas, floc present.

On the nose: Vinous, cassis, blackberry, tobacco, mint, hints of petrol, med+ alcohol.

On the tongue: high acid, med+ tannin, med+ alcohol, med round body. Juicy, black cherry, current jam, a tinge of pressed meats, then leather yielding to oak and smoke. A very serviceable table wine - still young, wait another a year or two as it starts to come into its own.

The Foxen Volpino, or "little fox", is a 78% Sangiovese - 22% Merlot blend. The merlot hails from Vogelzang located in Happy Canyon AVA, but I'm not sure where the sangiovese is sourced. Either way, the wine is one of the 7200's "caltalian" blends that, if available, can be poured for you in the winery's "Shack" tasting room. The shack is an adorable bare bones structure located off the Foxen Canyon Road surrounded by old world charms and stunning vistas, full of sassy sommeliers and attendants. Not fined or filtered, the grapes and barrels do the talking and deliver a fine new world example of an old world staple. ~$32 | #foxen #volpino #caltalian

On the eyes: Bright, garnet, burnt orange color, med+ stain, med+ tears, no gas, floc present.

On the nose: Vinous, cassis, blackberry, tobacco, mint, hints of petrol, med+ alcohol.

On the tongue: high acid, med+ tannin, med+ alcohol, med round body. Juicy, black cherry, current jam, a tinge of pressed meats, then leather yielding to oak and smoke. A very serviceable table wine - still young, wait another a year or two as it starts to come into its own.

May 20th, 2016
Gregg Savage

Very good Tuscan.

Very good Tuscan.

Feb 10th, 2016
Tom Young

Not as good some other Sangiovese I've had from CA

Not as good some other Sangiovese I've had from CA

Nov 1st, 2015
Charles Holt

Very smooth wit a lasting after taste.

Very smooth wit a lasting after taste.

Sep 13th, 2015
Tobin Trevarthen

Tobin had this 11 years ago

Tobin had this 11 years ago

Oct 26th, 2013
Katie W

Katie had this 5 years ago

Katie had this 5 years ago

Dec 31st, 2018