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2013 Fox Den Vineyard Pinot Noir Etched 3L

Aromas of blackberry and spice layered with fresh earth and a touch of vanilla. On the palate are ripe sweet berry fruit notes of strawberry, blackberry, rainier cherry and a hint of cassis.

$290.00 3L

James MacPhail's Notes

The 2013 vintage in Sonoma County is widely regarded as one of the best of the 2000s. An ideal growing season led to beautiful fruit at harvest time, and this Pinot Noir from a truly wonderful vineyard certainly lives up to the hype. Age-worthy for 15+ years, this Fox Den Pinot Noir continues to evolve in complexity and will make a powerful statement in any collection or gathering.

James Macphail
Winemaker
Aging
10 months in 100% French Oak (35% new)
Appellation
Russian River Valley
Alcohol
14.2%

Tasting Notes

Aromas of blackberry and spice layered with fresh earth and a touch of vanilla. On the palate are ripe sweet berry fruit notes of strawberry, blackberry, Rainier cherry and a hint of cassis tempered by white pepper and earthy layers. The well integrated, silky tannins carry the delicate spices and red fruit through a lingering finish.

Production Notes

Grapes were hand-picked, hand-sorted, and gently crushed. They underwent a seven-day cold soak followed by fermentation with a combination of punch-down and pump-over maceration techniques to enhance flavor extraction.

Fox Den Vineyard

Named for a family of foxes who have occupied the Smith family’s idyllic vineyard for over 50 years, Fox Den Vineyard sits on the western edge of the Russian River Valley, with ideal conditions for growing world-class Pinot Noir. We partner with three generations of Smith family members to select grapes that bring balance, maturity, and structure to our Fox Den Vineyard Pinot Noir.

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2013 Fox Den Vineyard Pinot Noir Etched 3L vintage table setting