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Platinum Tier

2018 Fox Den Vineyard Pinot Noir

Wild strawberry, sour cherry, and holiday spice on the nose. Red fruits and spice in the glass with a balanced, lingering finish.

$72.00 750mL
    Fox Den Vineyard with growing grapes in the background.

    James MacPhail's Notes

    Three generations of the Smith family now participate in the management of Fox Den Vineyard, producing exceptional Pinot Noir and continuing to be stewards of their 14 acres in the Green Valley region. Moderate temperatures and heavy fog bring us grapes that ultimately result in a luscious, complex, and robust Pinot Noir from this incredible site.

    James Macphail
    16 months in 100% French Oak (35% new)
    Russian River Valley

    Tasting Notes

    On the nose, Bing cherry and red plum delight with a hint of crushed red rose petals and baking spices. On the palate, mix of sweet and tart with flavors of dried cranberry, wild strawberry, clove and nutmeg. This wine is weighty and textured.

    Production Notes

    Grapes were hand-picked, hand-sorted, and de-stemmed. They underwent a five-day cold soak followed by fermentation in French Oak with daily punch-downs by hand, three times a day to enhance flavor extraction.

    Red and green grapes on vine in Fox Den Vineyard.