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Foxglove Chardonnay 2017

External Review by Wine Gems @ Perriello's:

Central Coast, CaliforniaFoxglove Chardonnay is a superb white wine gem from the region around San Luis Obispo. At the core of Foxglove is Bob Varner, also the winemaker at Varner Wines. Beginning with their first vintage in 1991, Bob sources the wine from a variety of places, all of which are in Edna Valley. The resulting wine has Central Coast appellation pricing, and is full of complex fruit flavors that the Edna Valley appellation is known for. Edna Valley, a relatively small appellation, grows mostly Chardonnay on about 1000 acres. The entire acreage is tightly controlled by a few owners employing the most up-to-date vineyard practices that give the valley impressive evenness. Located just south of San Luis Obispo, its vineyards are some of California's closest to the Pacific Ocean. Mild winters, cool, foggy summer, and clay-loam soils produce a combination of flavors that have been described as "textbook Central Coast."Foxglove Chardonnay always represents a great value. With this wine you have the richness of fruit from California's Central Coast giving you tropical notes. However, the wine is bottled without going through malolactic fermentation and has no oak on it so it maintains a very clean profile. Robert Parkercalled this wine "a beauty with notes of flowers, white peach, honeysuckle and a touch of tropical fruit. It is crisp, elegant, medium-bodied and, as promised, very pure." Antonio Galloni scored it 89 points, saying it "delivers exceptional quality for the money."Enjoy Foxglove Chardonnay over the next 4-5 years with roast chicken, grilled swordfish, steamers, Cobb salad and cheese.

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Snooth User: jstepper
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2011 07/29/2014

Four glasses


Snooth User: CageyT
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 03/24/2011

Surprisingly authentic- none of that over-oaked butterball California stuff here. This is wine that spells relief- just a solid, good old fashioned white wine that smells interesting, feels nice in the mouth, and tastes good. And the price is right.I am all for it.


Snooth User: crux
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 02/13/2011

Very refined. Delicate. More wine-y than fruity, but still complex. Surprisingly drinkable for the high ABV.


Snooth User: chooki666
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 04/03/2011

Three glasses


Snooth User: forsynthia
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 11/01/2009

Aromas were very inviting. Smooth to the taste, but I wasn't sure the oak was as inviting. Maybe b/c of the absence of malolactic fermentation.


Snooth User: champagnedreams
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 09/28/2009

Four glasses


Snooth User: barri0s1872
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 12/02/2008

a wonderful chardonnay whose oak isn't anything to cry over; it actually compliments the wine and isn't the main character on stage but a comfortable backdrop; nice butterscotch, apple, pear, and even a hint of banana notes on a medium bodied wine.


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External Reviews for Foxglove Chardonnay

External Review
Source: Wine Gems @ Perriello's
Vintage: 2013 12/16/2015

Central Coast, CaliforniaFoxglove Chardonnay is a superb white wine gem from the region around San Luis Obispo. At the core of Foxglove is Bob Varner, also the winemaker at Varner Wines. Beginning with their first vintage in 1991, Bob sources the wine from a variety of places, all of which are in Edna Valley. The resulting wine has Central Coast appellation pricing, and is full of complex fruit flavors that the Edna Valley appellation is known for. Edna Valley, a relatively small appellation, grows mostly Chardonnay on about 1000 acres. The entire acreage is tightly controlled by a few owners employing the most up-to-date vineyard practices that give the valley impressive evenness. Located just south of San Luis Obispo, its vineyards are some of California's closest to the Pacific Ocean. Mild winters, cool, foggy summer, and clay-loam soils produce a combination of flavors that have been described as "textbook Central Coast."Foxglove Chardonnay always represents a great value. With this wine you have the richness of fruit from California's Central Coast giving you tropical notes. However, the wine is bottled without going through malolactic fermentation and has no oak on it so it maintains a very clean profile. Robert Parkercalled this wine "a beauty with notes of flowers, white peach, honeysuckle and a touch of tropical fruit. It is crisp, elegant, medium-bodied and, as promised, very pure." Antonio Galloni scored it 89 points, saying it "delivers exceptional quality for the money."Enjoy Foxglove Chardonnay over the next 4-5 years with roast chicken, grilled swordfish, steamers, Cobb salad and cheese.


External Review
Vintage: 2012 02/14/2015

100% stainless steel aging, yet somehow the Foxglove feels bigger and more well-rounded than most unoaked Chardonnays. Lots of melon, cantaloupe and papaya notes, with just a smidge of vanilla on the crisp, clean finish. Perfect with grilled mahi mahi or chicken with light sauces.


External Review
Source: Wine Gems @ Perriello's
Vintage: 2012 12/04/2014

Central Coast, CaliforniaFoxglove Chardonnay is a superb white wine gem from the region around San Luis Obispo. At the core of Foxglove is Bob Varner, also the winemaker at Varner Wines. Beginning with their first vintage in 1991, Bob sources the wine from a variety of places, all of which are in Edna Valley. The resulting wine has Central Coast appellation pricing, and is full of complex fruit flavors that the Edna Valley appellation is known for. Edna Valley, a relatively small appellation, grows mostly Chardonnay on about 1000 acres. The entire acreage is tightly controlled by a few owners employing the most up-to-date vineyard practices that give the valley impressive evenness. Located just south of San Luis Obispo, its vineyards are some of California's closest to the Pacific Ocean. Mild winters, cool, foggy summer, and clay-loam soils produce a combination of flavors that have been described as "textbook Central Coast."Foxglove Chardonnay always represents a great value. With this wine you have the richness of fruit from California's Central Coast giving you tropical notes. However, the wine is bottled without going through malolactic fermentation and has no oak on it so it maintains a very clean profile. Jeb Dunnuck for Robert Parker's Wine Advocate scored this wine 89 points: "It's hard to beat at the price and should be purchased by the case for drinking over the coming year or so. This is another solid lineup of superb values by the team at Varner." Antonio Galloni also scored it 89 points, saying it "delivers exceptional quality for the money."Enjoy Foxglove Chardonnay over the next 4-5 years with roast chicken, grilled swordfish, steamers, Cobb salad and cheese.


External Review
Vintage: 2012 02/14/2015

The 2012 Chardonnay Foxglove is my favorite of the bunch and gives up clean and classy white peach, apple blossom and subtle spice in its medium-bodied, juicy and delicious style. Brought up in stainless steel, it’s hard to beat at the price and should be purchased by the case for drinking over the coming year or so.


External Review
Vintage: 2011 09/10/2013

There are 21,000 cases of the delicious 2011 Chardonnay Central Coast that comes primarily from the Los Alamos sector of Santa Barbara County. A naked Chardonnay aged in stainless steel, it offers lots of crisp tropical fruit, honeysuckle and poached pear characteristics in its elegant, medium-bodied personality. It is an exuberant, Maconnais style of California Chardonnay. It should continue to drink well for 12–18 months.


External Review
Vintage: 2011 02/11/2014

Fresh and lively with aromatic notes of tropical fruit and pear, in a fleshy, medium bodied style, with obvious minerality and precision.


External Review
Vintage: 2011 09/10/2013

The 2011 Chardonnay is a beauty, as well as an absurd value. Very clean and lively, with classic Chardonnay notes of juiced apple, citrus and minerality, it is clean and focused on the palate with the richness of the variety, yet also beautiful precision and focus. Classy and well-made, without any apparent oak, it should be purchased by the case and consumed over the coming 2–3 years. Drink now–2016.


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