Foxglove

Twins Jim & Bob Varner

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Country of Origin: USA
Location: California
People: Jim & Bob Varner, Owners | Bob Varner, Winemaker

Items

Foxglove 2016 Chardonnay, Central Coast Login AG (90-91) WA 90 In Stock
Foxglove 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles Login AG 89 In Stock
Foxglove 2016 Pinot Noir, Central Coast Login In Stock
Foxglove 2017 Pinot Noir, Central Coast Login
Foxglove 2016 Zinfandel, Paso Robles Login In Stock

Media Links
PinotFile: Varner Wines
SFGate.com: Bob and Jim Varner: Mission Is To Grow Perfect Chardonnay Fruit, Then Leave It Be
RJonWine.com: Visit to Varner: Superb Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnays

Social Media
Twitter: @bob_varner_wine

Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media, 9/2017
"Brothers Bob and Jim Varner make delicious, value-priced California wines under their Foxglove label. These wines deliver superb quality for the money."


Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media, 7/2016
"Brothers Bob and Jim Varner deliver serious value with their Foxglove wines. Year in year out, these are some of the most delicious, budget friendly wines readers will come across."


Just like the great estates of the Old World, the Varner brothers produce a second label Foxglove for everyday drinking. Beginning with their first vintage in 1991, Bob Varner sources the grapes from a variety of places, all of which are along the Central Coast. Mild winters, cool, foggy summers, and clay-loam soils produce a combination of flavors that have been described as "textbook Central Coast." The three wines are unoaked to preserve freshness of each varietal. They are produced in steel tanks without malolactic fermentation, which showcases a different minimalism approach.

Reviews

  • Foxglove 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles
    Vinous
    Rating: 89 (7/6/2018)

    Foxglove's 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon is gorgeous. Even better, it is also one of the very best values in California Cabernet readers will come across. A rush of super-ripe dark cherry, tobacco, licorice and plum give the 2017 its racy personality. Voluptuous in the glass, with silky tannins and soft contours, the 2017 will be impossible to resist upon release.
  • Foxglove 2016 Chardonnay, Central Coast
    Vinous
    Rating: (90-91) (9/1/2017)

    The 2016 Chardonnay is fabulous. In this vintage, the Chardonnay is especially broad, with plenty of tropically leaning fruit, peach and apricot flavors. Lees stirring adds textural richness, but the malolactic fermentation is blocked. The 2016 was not bottled at the time of my tastings, as the Varners wanted to give the wine more time on its lees. Quite simply, this is one of the best values in California Chardonnay readers will come across.”
  • Foxglove 2016 Chardonnay, Central Coast
    The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 90 (4/27/2018)

    Always a terrific value, the 2016 Chardonnay from Foxglove is excellent, offering up lovely aromas of citrus, melon and apricot, followed by an elegantly satiny, succulent palate with excellent balance and a flavorful finish. It’s hard to think of a better Chardonnay for the money than this offering from the dynamic Varner brothers.