Foxglove 2017 Chardonnay, Central Coast

Foxglove 2017 Chardonnay, Central Coast

Item Number: 13175

UPC: 0-613649020034

Country: USA
Region: California
Sub Region: Central Coast
Appellation/AVA: Central Coast
Vintage: 2017
Grape(s): 100% Chardonnay
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13.8
Soil Type: Sandy loam
Elevation: 630-1,00 feet

Production Area: 96% Los Alamos Santa Barbara, 4% Paso Robles
Clones: Clone 4 and Dijon
Vine Age: Between 13 and 33 years old

Winemaking Notes: Winemaker Bob Varner’s aim is for purity and balance not always found in Chardonnays. The grapes ferment in stainless steel tanks for 3 weeks with lees stirring. Additions, fining, etc. are not used. Malolactic fermentation does not occur.

Featured in the Food & Wine article " 10 Essential California Wines for $20 or Less " by Ray Isle

(90-91)pts (2016 Vintage) Vinous 9/2017
"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."


90pts (2016 Vintage) Wine Advocate 4/2018
"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."

Reviews

  • Vinous
    Rating: 90 (8/10/2019)

    (Vinous Favorite) A stunning value, the 2017 Chardonnay from Foxglove is soft, supple and absolutely delicious. Light tropical notes, lemon confit, white flowers and bright acids give the 2017 striking nuance as well as character. Aging in steel keeps the flavors vibrant.