Foxglove 2017 Chardonnay, Central Coast
Item Number: 13175
Sub Region: Central Coast
Appellation/AVA: Central Coast
Grape(s): 100% Chardonnay
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
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."