Foxen 2018 Pinot Noir John Sebastiano Vineyard, Sta. Rita HIlls
"The 2017 Pinot Noir John Sebastiano Vineyard is bold and immediate, with good up-front intensity, but then closes down pretty quickly in the glass. Orange zest, spice and dried flowers add quite a bit of aromatic depth throughout. Dense, pliant and wonderfully fleshy at its core, the 2017 needs a few years in bottle to be at its very best." - Vinous, 90 Points
100% Pinot Noir
VINEYARD Grapes off of the John Sebastiano Vineyard in Sta. Rita Hills AVA. Using a combination of Dijon 115, Dijon 667 and Swan clones.
SOIL Shallow loam with limestone
VINIFICATION AND AGING Berries are destemmed into small, open top fermenters followed by a 3-5 day cold maceration. Fermentation is active for 10-14 days. Aged for 17 months in 36% new Francois Freres & Treuil barrels that are medium + toast with toasted heads. No fining or filtration.