Celebrated wine-critic and author John Schreiner recently reviewed Foxtrot’s latest releases of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. All of the wines showed extremely well and excerpts from the reviews can be read below. One change for the 2011 vintage has been the name change of the Erickson Vineyard Pinot Noir to Henricsson Vineyard Pinot Noir. Prior to the 2013 harvest the Erickson vineyard saw an ownership change and is now owned by Allander family friend Peter Henricsson. Mr. Henricsson shares our philosophy of producing top quality Pinot Noir showcasing the unique terroir of each vineyard in the wines.
Foxtrot Pinot Noir 2011 ($56.40). This wine is simply totally indulgent, beginning with aromas of strawberries, a melange of red fruits and spice. On the palate, it delivers a medley of fruits from strawberry to plum, with spice notes on the finish. The texture is silky while the acidity is fresh enough to give the wine longevity. The winery suggests it will age for 15 or more years. 93-95.
Foxtrot Pinot Noir 2011 Henricsson Vineyard ($46.15). Don’t be misled by the light ruby colour. The wine was only bottled in October and is developing its silken elegance and body in bottle. The wine begins with aromas of cherry and spice which are echoed on the palate. 91.
Foxtrot Chardonnay 2012 ($46.15 for 390 cases). This wine, to be released in March, begins with appealing aromas of citrus with an underlying hint of butter and oak. The wine delivers flavours of tangerine and guava, with a crisp and vibrant finish. The classic Burgundian structure suggests this wine, while good now, has plenty of upside with several years in the cellar. 90
John Schreiner full post can be read here