Co-owners Bill Wathen and Dick Dore’ have been together since 1989 when they first established the winery. Bill is the winemaker and Dick is the general manager. And what a team they are. They started with a humble “tasting shack” along Foxen Canyon Road in Santa Barbara County wine country, and now they have a new solar-powered winery and tasting room. Although Foxen Winery is known primarily for its Pinot Noir, its Cabernet Franc is also one of my favorite wines.
This wine is not the usual bland variety of Cabernet Franc. It is big, luscious, and velvety, with a long lingering finish and a nice touch of acidity. An excellent food wine - as are all the Foxen wines - it can be enjoyed with almost any type of food. Biba and I enjoy it with beef or lamb.
For the entire month of March 2018 we are offering the Foxen Santa Maria Valley 2014 Cabernet Franc at the reduced price of $76 per 750 ml bottle, and as Wine by the Glass for $19.
I think you will like this wine as much as I do.