Ask Jim Fox, bonus edition


Jim Fox sent along the answer to a question that was posed a few weeks back. A special thanks to Jim, and to Bob Miller and former Kings television producer Bob Borgen, for coming out to the memorial get-together for Matt McHale last Saturday. Very much appreciated, as is Jim’s volunteer work on the blog. There were so many wine questions that I thought maybe we might consider asking Jim to do a monthly wine Q&A!


Provenzano said:
Hey Jim great to see you at the scrimmage today. OK if you were a particular
varietal what would it be and why? Are you a fan of central coast Rhone
wines? If yes a top five would be great! A big thank you for everything Bob
and yourself bring to this organization

Took a trip to Los Olivos a couple of weeks ago…I know you asked about
Rhone varietals, but I would like to give a Top 5 list of all wines tasted
on my trip…as an FYI, I went on a “wine Country Package” and we only
visited the wineries in our package, plus a couple of tasting rooms, so my
experience may be limited in this area…of the ones I tasted:

5. Sunstone 2005 “Rapsodie du Soleil” Syrah…black cherry,
raspberry…plum nose…
4. Fess Parker 2006 “Ashley’s Vineyard” Pinot Noir…dark cherry…intense
fruit…touch of menthol
3. Mosby 2005 “Ossessione” (Montepulciano)…currants…herbal
notes…balanced vanilla oak
2. Lincourt 2006 Syrah, Santa Ynez Valley…Plum, black
cherry…rich…hint of chocolate…nice balance of French oak…
1. Artiste “Attuned” (Bordeaux Blend)…great balance…dark fruit…green
pepper…sweet tobacco…touch of oak…

As I mentioned, this was a “limited” tasting, but I certainly enjoyed all of
the wines listed above…Sante!

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    Wow. They don’t make helmets like THAT anymore…

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    I love Fox, but I would have thought he was more of an espresso addict.

  • Anonymous

    Ugh…wine snobs! The best wine is the cheapest one YOU like…PERIOD!

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    How many drinks did it take to make Foxy look like Barney Rubble???

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    Look at the flowing locks coming out from underneath Jim’s helmet. Don’t be fooled, that helmet isn’t big, it’s Foxy’s shag.

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    An article on Jim Fox’s wine picks. Not that this is a slow summer or anything….

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    I wonder if boxed wines are out of
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