Foxen Bien Nacido Vineyard Block 8 Pinot Noir 2016
|Region||California, Central Coast, Santa Maria Valley|
This block-designated wine is intense in hearty aromas of black raspberry, dried mint and loamy earth. Spiced cake and sharp purple-flower flavors arise on the palate, but it's the dark, penetrating and focused boysenberry and dark-fruit flavors that command attention. Drink 2019-2036.
The 2016 Pinot Noir Bien Nacido Vineyard Block 8 has a pale to medium ruby-purple color and nose of dried cherries, blueberries, forest floor, blackberries and hints of dried herbs and charcuterie. It's light to medium-bodied with earthy fruits, very juicy acidity and soft, grainy tannins, finishing earthy.
Ripe, offering raspberry ganache and dark fruit flavors that are accented by licorice notes. Mulled berry and spice details show on the finish. Drink now through 2022. 1,200 cases made.