2018 Foxen Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir California, USA
Whole-berry destemmed in to small, open-top fermenters as individual clonal lots.
Rates 93 points Jeb Dunnuck
Moving to the Pinot Noirs, the 2018 Pinot Noir Santa Maria Valley would be a great introduction to Pinot Noir from the region as well as to the style of Foxen. Lighter ruby, with a beautiful bouquet of spiced cherry and strawberry fruits interwoven with subtle forest floor and floral notes, it's medium-bodied and has a wonderfully pure, elegant texture, nicely integrated acidity, and a great finish.