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2019 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.

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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.

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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Bottle of 2018 Fox Den Pinot Noir resting on table, with glass of wine on its left and bowl of olives on its right.