Biba Restaurant
2801 Capitol Avenue
Sacramento, California 95816
Valet is on the northeast
corner of 28th at Capitol




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For January 2015

Foxen 7200
Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Grassini Family Vineyard
Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara

Fiddlehead Cellars
Pinot Noir 2010 Seven Twenty Eight
Fiddlestix Vineyard
Sta. Rita HillsFoxen 7200 is not a "second label" of Foxen Winery, but rather a label to highlight and distinguish the Bordeaux varietals (Cab and Sauvignon Blanc) and Italian varietals (Sangiovese) from the traditional Foxen varietals (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Syrah). The wines of Foxen 7200 are terrific and the Grassini Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon firmly establishes the Happy Canyon AVA, and Foxen 7200, of course, as serious competition for Napa Valley. As you may recall, Bill Wathen, co-owner, winemaker, and viticulturist, and Dick Doré, coowner, general and sales manager, established the winery in 1985 with a humble "tasting shack" along Foxen Canyon Road. Since then Foxen Winery has grown considerably, opened a new solar-powered winery and tasting room a short distance from the original "tasting shack". Foxen 7200 is a tribute to the humble beginnings.

The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon from the Grassini Family Vineyard is a beautiful expression of this varietal from one of the newest AVAs in Santa Barbara County. For years many wine writers and critics have considered Cabernet Sauvignon to be synonymous with Napa Valley. And while this is still true to a certain extent, one must admit that many excellent Cabs are not from Napa Valley. And the 2011 Foxen 7200 is certainly one of them. A big, rich, lush wine with hints of chocolate and dark fruit and a touch of spice, a wonderful mouthfeel and a lingering finish with soft and gentle tannins. As is our usual custom, Biba and I enjoyed a bottle with grilled Angus rib eye steak…. Biba doesn’t usually eat steak but she did and enjoyed it with the Foxen 7200. And I enjoyed it before, during, and even after the meal. What an excellent wine.

For the entire month of January 2015 Biba Restaurant is offering the Foxen 7200 Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 at the reduced price of $72 per 750 ml bottle or as a wine by the glass for $18. Not to be missed.

Foxen Winery has two separate tasting rooms. The original, known as the "tasting shack" is located at 7200 Foxen Canyon Road, Santa Maria 993454. Here one finds the "Foxen 7200" label. The newer and larger tasting room is only a short distance away, at 7600 Foxen Canyon Road, Santa Maria 93454. Tel (805) 937-4251 for either location. Both tasting rooms are open from 11:00 am until
4:00 pm daily. We always love to visit both Foxen tasting rooms.