2010 Foxen "Julia's Vineyard" Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir (1.5L)

SKU #1116136 93 points Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The 2010 Pinot Noir Julia's Vineyard is an attractive, mid-weight Pinot bursting with energy and sheer class. Dark red cherries, mint and spices are some of the notes that emerge as the Julia’s shows off its pedigree and pure class. There is good juiciness and inner perfume, but this remains a finessed style of Pinot built on length and minerality. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2020. Inner quote mark (8/2012)

93 points Wine Enthusiast

Outer quote mark This is classic Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir, with its dark color, full body, ripe berry and currant flavors and, especially, the array of exotic crushed brown spices. New French oak brings lots of smoky, buttery, toasty richness. Great to drink now with tuna, salmon, lamb and beef dishes. Inner quote mark (11/2012)

92 points Int'l Wine Cellar

Outer quote mark Bright ruby-red. An explosively perfumed bouquet evokes candied dark berries, incense and floral oils, with vanilla and cola accents. Lush and seamless on the palate, offering sweet black raspberry and cherry-vanilla flavors nicely braced by juicy acidity. Finishes silky and long, with gentle tannic grip and impressive vivacity. Inner quote mark (12/2012)

Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark Tight, firm and tannic, with rich loamy earth notes and mineral, dried berry and sage flavors. The blueberry and wild berry fruit underneath should shine with a little time. Best from 2013 through 2023. Inner quote mark (9/2012)

K&L Notes

From parcels in Julia's Vineyard planted with Pommard clones, this 2010 Pinot Noir bottling from Foxen Vineyard was harvested with particularly small berries and displays deeper color than other recent vintages. It was given a four day cold soak followed by 14-day fermentation and 16 months in 45% new French oak."I always look forward to tasting the Foxen wines, as they are loaded with class and personality across the board," write Wine Advocate's Antonio Galloni. "The Chardonnays and the Pinots are the highlights among this set of new releases...The 2010 Pinots in particular are well worth the effort of tracking down. Like all of the Foxen reds, they see minimal racking and are bottled without fining or filtration." (08/2012)

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