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2017 Fox Den Vineyard Pinot Noir 1.5L

Green Valley of Russian River Valley

2017 Fox Den Vineyard Pinot Noir 1.5L
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$156.00
/ 1.5 L bottle
SKU: 17PNFXDMAG

Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Green Valley of Russian River Valley
Vineyard Designation
Fox Den Vineyard
Alcohol %
13.8
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
Fox Den Vineyard is perched on top of Stoetz Ridge, at the western border of Green Valley and just above the town of Occidental. The Goldridge sandy loam soil here is extremely sandy since this ridge is old pushed-up sea bottom, which makes for low vigor vines, slow ripening, and beautifully floral and fruit driven wine. Here on the hill, it’s frequently a touch warmer than the bottom of the valley, but it’s still always among the last harvested and highest in natural acidity of our pinots. Dan and Steve planted the spot together in 2002, and Dan has been crafting the wine since 2004. The eight acres is split into three clones: 667 for vivid fruit, 777 for chewy tannins and 115 for brightness and floral aromatics. For the vineyard designated wine, the exact blend between them will vary each year, but the result is always a wine with sweet, lush cherry/strawberry fruit and great natural acidity. This beautiful site is the home of Ed and Sue Smith, old friends who now lovingly oversee their 8 acres of beautifully farmed fruit.