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Foxen Chardonnay "Block UU-Bien Nacido Vineyard" 2015 (Santa Maria Valley, California) - [WE 94] [RP 93] [AG 93]
Foxen Chardonnay "Block UU-Bien Nacido Vineyard" 2015 (Santa Maria Valley, California) - [WE 94] [RP 93] [AG 93]


 
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Winery: Foxen
Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
Region: Santa Maria Valley, Central Coast, California
Vintage: 2015
Bottle Size: 750 mL

Product Code: FOXENCHARDBIENNACIDOUU15-W
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About this wine:
Originally planted in 1973 with Clone 4 on its own roots, Block UU, at the eastern edge of the Bien Nacido Vineyard, was inter-planted in 1991 with the same Clone 4 Chardonnay. The wine is distinguished by beautiful tropical and citrus aromas that are followed by a rich full mouthfeel and flavors of grapefruit, pineapple and mango, notes of minerality and just a hint of toasty vanilla. Malo-lactic fermentation is discouraged to help this wine retain its natural bright acidity that beautifully balances the richness of the mouthfeel.

Ratings & Reviews
94 Points & Editors’ Choice - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"Intriguing lemongrass, Asian pear, chamomile, jasmine and pink grapefruit aromas arise on the nose of this dynamic single-block bottling. Tons of energy show on the sip, which is light and yet offers lots of intriguing flavors, from white sesame and chalk to lime peels and grippy yellow grapefruit pithiness." - Matt Kettmann (2/1/2017)

93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2015 Chardonnay Bien Nacido Vineyard Block Uu reveals pleasant sulfide/struck match notes over a core of lemon curd, grapefruit and baking bread plus a waft of orange blossoms. Light to medium-bodied with a wicked backbone of racy acid, it delivers intense citrus and mineral layers with a nice perfumed lift to the finish." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown (29th Sep 2017)

93 Points - Antonio Galloni's Vinous:
"A wild, exotic wine, the 2015 Chardonnay Bien Nacido Block UU emerges from a parcel of Chardonnay that was regrafted onto Riesling roots. Tangerine, acacia, honey, apricot jam and sage infuse the oily, voluptuous Chardonnay from Foxen. The Block UU Chardonnay is always long on personality, as it is once again in 2015." - Antonio Galloni (Sep 2017)

Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Driven by a pure, zesty core of grapefruit and citrusy flavors that are lively and cleansing, this is complex on its own terms. Drink now through 2020. 1,530 cases made." – JL (Web Only - 2017)


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