Trade - Media Reviews

Founded by Dick Doré and Bill Wathen in 1985.
Sustainable wine-growers. Solar-powered winery.

Trade - Media Reviews

Media Reviews

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“The 2018s are exceptional and the best I have tasted from Dick Doré and Bill Wathen. Don’t miss them (the wines).”- Vinous, Antonio Galloni, August 2020

"Proprietors Bill Wathen and Dick Doré are at the top of their game." - Antonio Galloni, Vinous, August 2015

"In 2012, when it came to making great Pinot Noir, Mother Nature didn’t stand in the way. With kind weather throughout the growing season, grapes were able to hang until winemakers were ready to pick. The challenge was man’s ability, or lack thereof, to rein in the abundance." —Virginie Boone, Jim Gordon and Matt Kettmann, 2012 California Pinot Noirs: A Year of Plenty, Wine Enthusiast November 2014

“Try the Cabernet Franc Tinaquaic Vineyard from Santa Barbara County’s Foxen Winery, which has been making this superb bottling for years. It’s a great wine and I’d put it up against any Loire Valley or Bordeaux Cabernet Franc you’d care to nominate.”
- Matt Kramer, Wine spectator, November 2014 issue

"I was blown away by these new Pinot Noir releases from Foxen, and they’re up near the top of the vintage.”
- Jeb Dunnuck, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2014

"This lineup from Foxen is easily among the most impressive I have tasted this year. The wines move from strength to strength, always with exceptional purity, tons of transparency to site and impeccable class. The only problem here is one of mind-boggling choice, as the range is full of highlights. Simply put, I can't recommend these wines highly enough."
-Antonio Galloni, Vinous July 2014