Foxen Julia's Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015
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Julia’s Vineyard is located in the heart of the Santa Maria Bench and is one of the oldest Pinot Noir vineyards in Santa Barbara Valley. We have been sourcing a small amount of Pommard Clone fruit from this vineyard since 1996. Our Julia’s displays subtle notes of spice and sweet leather to complement its cherry flavors and velvety texture.
|Region||California, Central Coast, Santa Maria Valley|
Wine AdvocateAnother of the more Burgundian-styled wines in the portfolio, the 2015 Pinot Noir Julia's Vineyard reveals lovely aromas of clove, rose hip, red berry fruit and spicy new oak, followed by a medium-bodied, juicy palate with a sapid core of fruit framed by velvety tannins and an intense, lingering finish.
Wine EnthusiastThere's a soft stroke of rosewater to the nose of this single-vineyard bottling as well as raspberry jam, fennel pollen and iron. The palate benefits from strong fennel and white sage, which lifts the berry-fruit and raw-meat flavors. The texture is simultaneously light and penetrating.
VinousOne of the many highlights in this lineup from Foxen, the 2015 Pinot Noir Julia's Vineyard captures all the best qualities of the year. Black cherry, plum, lavender and spice all flesh out in this decidedly seductive, beautifully resonant Pinot Noir.
Jeb DunnuckThe 2015 Pinot Noir Julia's Vineyard is another forward, sexy, straight up charming wine. It lacks the focus and definition of some of the other cuvées, yet has loads of strawberry and raspberry fruit, medium to full-bodied richness, a mouth filling texture and a good finish. Drink it over the coming 4-6 years.