Foxen

Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir

8.9234 ratings
9.032 pro ratings
Santa Maria Valley, Central Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Daron Watson

dark red fruits, cinnamon, violets, dried roots & herbs ~ juicy sour n tart, then skin n stem like gritty tannin, then dry like bay leaf

dark red fruits, cinnamon, violets, dried roots & herbs ~ juicy sour n tart, then skin n stem like gritty tannin, then dry like bay leaf

Sep 22nd, 2018
Aaron Means

All the Foxen pinots are solid!

All the Foxen pinots are solid!

Nov 5th, 2017
mattswineworld

Very Santa Maria - fruity and earthy - and quite pure - no new oak in this wine.

Very Santa Maria - fruity and earthy - and quite pure - no new oak in this wine.

1 person found it helpfulJul 16th, 2015
Christanna Honer

Entry level pinot and still just makes my heart sing. Oh Foxen, you little dog(s), you...

Entry level pinot and still just makes my heart sing. Oh Foxen, you little dog(s), you...

1 person found it helpfulJan 23rd, 2015
Joshua Blissett

2011 took awhile, but finally coming into it's own.

2011 took awhile, but finally coming into it's own.

1 person found it helpfulJan 17th, 2015
Jayme Marie Henderson

Thick and juicy! This is definitely a southern Cali Pinot...funky on the nose with dank forest floor notes. Juicy, rich dark cherry. Medium plus acidity. Wow.

Thick and juicy! This is definitely a southern Cali Pinot...funky on the nose with dank forest floor notes. Juicy, rich dark cherry. Medium plus acidity. Wow.

1 person found it helpfulMay 11th, 2014
Philip Carpenter

Founder/Educator santabarbarawinetalk.com

9.7

Light garnet with pink edges. Smoky strawberry, resin, and that famous "Santa Maria Spice". Sweet spice, mixed with savory spice, mushroom, loam...touch of rose and orange rind. Completely consistent in palate...just SO clean throughout palate. A fresh, but even acid streak that finishes with that haunting orange rind. Maybe some clove as well.

Light garnet with pink edges. Smoky strawberry, resin, and that famous "Santa Maria Spice". Sweet spice, mixed with savory spice, mushroom, loam...touch of rose and orange rind. Completely consistent in palate...just SO clean throughout palate. A fresh, but even acid streak that finishes with that haunting orange rind. Maybe some clove as well.

1 person found it helpfulMay 2nd, 2014
Marcus L

Rihanna said it best. "Bright like a diamond". #rhianna #rhiannawinereview Strawberry fields forever. I came up with that one.

Rihanna said it best. "Bright like a diamond". #rhianna #rhiannawinereview Strawberry fields forever. I came up with that one.

Jan 11th, 2016
Chris Ursini

Brand Manager Chambers & Chambers

9.0

I love when you can age wines in this price point

I love when you can age wines in this price point

Nov 1st, 2015
Brent S

Thick and juicy without much nuance. Solid.

Thick and juicy without much nuance. Solid.

Jul 20th, 2015