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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.

$62.00 750mL

    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
    Winemaker
    Aging
    16 months in 100% French Oak (35% new)
    Appellation
    Russian River Valley
    Alcohol
    14.5%

    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.

    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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