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FOXEN

FOXEN

VINEYARD & WINERY

May 2019 Current Releases QTY

QTY

Anchor (15%) $36.55 $28.90 $22.10 $22.10 $30.60 $32.30 $52.70 $54.40 $56.10 $52.70 $45.90 $52.70 $59.50 $55.25 $40.80 $40.80 $25.50

Master (20%) $34.40 $27.20 $20.80 $20.80 $28.80 $30.40 $49.60 $51.20 $52.80 $49.60 $43.20 $49.60 $56.00 $52.00 $38.40 $38.40 $24.00

Anchor (15%) $28.00 $23.80 $44.00 $37.40 $44.00 $37.40 $72.00 $61.20 $35.00 $29.75 $56.00 $47.60 $44.00 $37.40 $50.00 $42.50 $100.00 $85.00

Master (20%) $22.40 $35.20 $35.20 $57.60 $28.00 $44.80 $35.20 $40.00 $80.00

Retail 2016 CHARDONNAY, Tinaquaic Vineyard 2017 CHARDONNAY, Bien Nacido Vineyard - Block UU 2016 CHENIN BLANC, Ernesto Wickenden Vineyard 2018 ROSÉ of MOURVÈDRE, Santa Ynez Valley 2016 PINOT NOIR, Santa Maria Valley 2014 PINOT NOIR, Sta. Rita Hills 2014 PINOT NOIR, La Encantada Vineyard 2015 PINOT NOIR, Block 8 - Bien Nacido Vineyard 2015 PINOT NOIR, Julia’s Vineyard 2015 PINOT NOIR, Solomon Hills Vineyard 2016 PINOT NOIR, John Sebastiano Vineyard** 2016 PINOT NOIR, Solomon Hills Vineyard** 2015 PINOT NOIR, Fe Ciega Vineyard 2016 PINOT NOIR, Block 43 - Bien Nacido Vineyard 2015 SYRAH, Williamson-Doré Vineyard 2014 SYRAH, Tinaquaic Vineyard 2013 SWEET ENDING, Late Harvest (375mL bottles)

$43.00 $34.00 $26.00 $26.00 $36.00 $38.00 $62.00 $64.00 $66.00 $62.00 $54.00 $62.00 $70.00 $65.00 $48.00 $48.00 $30.00



Retail

2017 SAUVIGNON BLANC, Vogelzang Vineyard 2014 PAJARITO, Vogelzang Vineyard 2014 SANGIOVESE, Williamson-Doré Vineyard 2014 LOS POTREROS, Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara 2015 VOLPINO, Santa Ynez Valley 2014 CABERNET SAUVIGNON, Vogelzang Vineyard 2016 MERLOT, Vogelzang Vineyard 2016 CABERNET FRANC, Tinaquaic Vineyard** 2013 CABERNET SAUVIGNON, Mamére Vineyard

**included in shipment and exclusively available to members for 30 days or while supplies last** TO PURCHASE WINES Order Online Today store.foxenvineyard.com Email [email protected] Fax | Phone 805-937-0415 | 805-937-4251 x107 Mail Katie Longoria c/o FOXEN 7600 Foxen Canyon Rd Santa Maria, CA 93454

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Newsletter

May 2019

Dear Members, What a spectacular spring it has been! The abundance of winter rain that lasted well into March created Foxen Canyon’s own “super bloom” that arrived with an explosion of color. I can’t remember the last time we’ve seen such a display of spring wildflowers! The rain also leeched our vineyards soils of built-up salts and delayed bud-break, giving us an outstanding start to the growing season. We’re keeping our fingers crossed for another great vintage! This month Jenny and I are set to host a dinner on May 14 at Bacchus Bar & Bistro in Irvine. We will host four more dinners this summer in southern California: The Monarch in Montecito on July 15; Barnoa in San Clemente on July 17; The Lodge at Torrey Pines in La Jolla on July 25; and The Wine Vault & Bistro in San Diego on August 25. Visit our Calendar of Events page on our website at www.foxenvineyard.com or go to our Facebook page for more information. SECOND SUNDAYS at FOXEN are back and scheduled throughout summer! This month’s Second Sunday will be on Mother’s Day, May 12. Charcuterie from Joy by the Spoonful will be available for purchase, and the Wave Breakers will perform live. It’s a great way to celebrate spring, summer and mom by enjoying FOXEN wine, eating great food and listening to fun music! Don’t miss out on our club’s exclusive events this summer! The Master & Commander Annual Luncheon is set for June 1, and the Anchor Club Barbecue is scheduled for July 13. If you haven’t already purchased your tickets, I encourage you to do so before these events sell out. And lastly, our 2018 Rosé of Mourvèdre is released and available! As we’ve done in previous years, we are donating $1 for every bottle sold through the end of May to breast cancer research. I invite you to come by our tasting room or give us a call at (805) 9374251 to get your summer’s supply of FOXEN Rosé.

Cheers! Dick Doré

May 2019 Payment Detail Anchor Club Members:

Shipping: $178.97 (including 15% discount, tax and shipping) Pickup: $152.04 (including 15% discount and tax)

Master & Commander Club Members:

Shipping: $625.17 (including 20% discount, tax and shipping) Pickup: $572.37 (including 20% discount and tax) Your state tax and shipping rate may differ depending on your location. Pick-up members are not charged a shipping fee.

FOXEN Vineyard & Winery • 7600 Foxen Canyon Rd • Santa Maria, CA • 93454 • Tel. 805.937.4251 • foxenvineyard.com

Calendar of Events

May 2019

May 11th - Sideways Saab Photo-Op Fundraiser foxen 7200 Tasting Room - Santa Maria, CA

Stop by foxen 7200 and support a local charity! The owners of the Saab are partnering with Summer in the Park to raise money for a free summer camp program open to all Los Alamos children. They will be at “The Shack” all afternoon accepting donations for photos taken in the Saab, but donations are completely optional. For more information visit www.foxenvineyard.com/experience-foxen/events/

May 12th - FOXEN Second Sunday - FOXEN Tasting Room - Santa Maria, CA

May’s FOXEN Second Sunday features live music by The Wavebreakers, and Joy by the Spoonful will have delicious charcuterie available for purchase. For more information contact our Events Coordinator Micaela at [email protected]

June 1st - Master & Commander Luncheon - FOXEN Tasting Room Santa Maria, CA

For this exclusive Master & Commander Club event, Chef & Owner Jeff Olsson of New West Catering and Industrial Eats will take us on a four-course culinary journey paired with FOXEN and foxen 7200 wines. We’re looking forward to sitting down with you, our extended Foxen Family, to break bread, drink wine and have fun. For more information or to purchase your tickets, visit www.MandCLuncheon2019.eventbrite.com

Winemakers’ Notes

May 2019

2016 Pinot Noir, John Sebastiano Vineyard:

2016 was the first year since 2012 that we received double digit rainfall. The refreshed root zones made the vines shout with joy, and they excitedly “broke bud” a bit earlier than normal. After a relatively warm and dry growing season, harvest began mid-August at the John Sebastiano Vineyard. The south-facing blocks on the canyon crest came on August 11, and we finished up two weeks later with our west-facing block. Yields were a normal 2.5-4 tons per acre, and cluster and berry sizes remained small. Our final assemblage included all four clonal lots from four micro-sites, which was dominated by Dijon 828 and then comprised roughly of equal amounts of Dijon 115, 667 & Swan clones. The wine was bottled without fining or filtration after 16 months in very tight grained François Frères French oak barrels (40% new.) The wine is full of “Jujube” berry, spring strawberry, chamomile and baking spice aromas, followed by notes of juicy cranberry, rhubarb and lavender with muddled blackberry flavors. It was an excellent pairing with hoisin quail and duck, as well as rosemaryrubbed pork tenderloin. Some of Dicky Dore’s filé gumbo might be awesome with it. Drink now through 2026. Production: 700 cases • Retail: $54 94 points - Wine Enthusiast 92+ points - JebDunnuck.com 92 points - Vinous

2016 Pinot Noir, Solomon Hills Vineyard:

Spend the weekend with 14 wineries on the Foxen Canyon Wine Trail! Get twenty 1oz samples of wine and spend them as you see fit at all 14 tasting rooms. Saturday is SNACK DAY – flash your passport to enjoy local chocolates, cupcakes, tacos and more. Come back Sunday for SUNDAY FUNDAY activities like live music, food trucks and Dior make up consultants. This year’s swag includes an exclusive lip balm we commissioned from Foxen Canyon Soap Co. just for our guests! Purchase your passport at www.foxencanyonwinetrail.net

We always enjoy our visits to Solomon Hills Vineyard because we get to wear our flip flops because the vines there are pretty much rooted in ancient beach sand. I’m just kidding about the flip flops but not the beach sand. The vines at this site tend to struggle—not just because of the porous sand, but also because of the daily foggy marine influence and prevailing coastal winds. In 2016, we had foggy and windy weather during flowering, which resulted in a poor crop set (shatter) and relatively low yields that averaged two tons per acre. Happily, the quality of the fruit was excellent! We picked all three of our one-acre clonal blocks on August 15 and co-fermented the lot. The wine was bottled without fining or filtration after 16 months in tight-grained French oak barrels (30% new.) This wine jumps out of the glass with aromas of strawberry and raspberry enveloped in a doughy cinnamon crust. Its flavors mirror the aromatics. This would be a tasty pairing with salmon, asparagus salad or risotto, or a simply grilled “pain au levain” Havarti cheese sandwich (throw a roasted pimento pepper in there.) Some of Dicky Dore’s seafood paella would be awesome as well. Drink now through 2026. Production: 400 cases • Retail: $62 96 points - Wine Enthusiast 93 points - JebDunnuck.com 92 points - Vinous

July 13th - Anchor Club BBQ - Tinaquaic Oak Grove- Santa Maria, CA

2016 Cabernet Franc, Tinaquaic Vineyard: As I already mentioned, 2016 was our first year with

June 9th - FOXEN Second Sunday - FOXEN Tasting Room - Santa Maria, CA

June’s FOXEN Second Sunday will feature live music by Randy LeDune, and owner Shawn from the iconic Garey Store and Deli will barbecue triptip for her incredible Santa Maria Style tritip sandwiches we’ll have available for purchase. For more information contact our Events Coordinator Micaela at events.foxenvineyard.com

June 22nd & 23rd - Summer Sipping Wine Passport Event – Foxen Canyon Wine Trail Los Olivos - Santa Maria, CA

Join us for the annual Anchor Club BBQ in the private and scenic Tinaquac Oak Grove located above our estate Tinaquaic Vineyard! Enjoy an afternoon of great FOXEN wines, live music by Different Strings and BBQ provided by Butch Nogues BBQ Catering. For more information or to purchase your tickets, visit [email protected]

July 25th - Wine Dinner - The Lodge Torrey Pines - La Jolla, CA

Join Dick, Jenny, Executive Chef Jeff Jackson, Chef de Cuisine Kelli Crosson and Advanced Sommelier Paul Krikorian for a spectacular wine dinner. Set on the terrace of A.R. Valentien, each Artisan Table Signature Wine Dinner begins with a reception, followed by a dinner featuring a custom menu that’s skillfully crafted to enhance the wine pairings. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit https://nightout.com/events/artisan-table-signature-wine-series-72519 FOXEN Vineyard & Winery • 7600 Foxen Canyon Rd • Santa Maria, CA • 93454 • Tel. 805.937.4251 • foxenvineyard.com

normal rainfall after a three-year drought. The extended drought was particularly hard on our estate dry-farmed Tinaquaic Vineyard. However, no vineyard responded more favorably to the rainfall than our Tinaquaic. Tons per acre doubled from one to slightly more than two tons per acre, and the resulting fruit’s chemistry was excellent. The wine was assembled after 14 months: 88% Cabernet Franc from our upper and lower estate vineyards and 12% Petit Verdot from the lower estate site. The wine was bottled in August of 2018 without any fining or filtration after having spent 22 months in François Frères Bordeaux barrels (50% new.) The wine displays intense aromas of plum, smoked pepper, tarragon and sweet tobacco. On the palate, there are notes of dark plum and pluot enveloped in cigar box and smooth tannins. This would do well with a spicy Sloppy Joe, pulled pork or anything smoked like ribs, brisket or chicken. I would also recommend enjoying this Cabernet Franc with pork loin stuffed with chorizo and dried cranberries or cherries. Mmm…that should be good! Drink now through 2030. Production: 400 cases • Retail: $50 90 points - Wine Enthusiast

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