2016 Foxen "Bien Nacido Vineyard - Block UU" Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay SKU #1378548

Price: $29.95

JD 94 VN 92 RP 91
WE 91
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Staff Reviews

  • Heather Vander Wall
    By: Heather Vander Wall
    4/5/2019
    K&L Staff Member
    Bien Nacido is one of the iconic vineyards for California, and for good reason. When tasting in the central coast, I'm always drawn to wines with fruit from this vineyard, and Foxen has done a great job with their Chardonnay from the UU block. It's a classic California Chardonnay, meaning you will encounter oak, but it's done very well, and highlights the incredible fruit from UU, rather than overpowering it. Creamy and full of expressive orchard fruit, this is a great example of the unique power of Chardonnay grown in Bien Nacido.
  • Chris DePaoli
    By: Chris DePaoli
    2/22/2019
    K&L Staff Member
    Fantastic Chardonnay from Bien Nacido is hard to describe, but this bottle of apple orchard and ocean spray notes is just another example of how good this vineyard can be. The folks at Foxen have enough vintages under their belt to know that letting the vineyard do the expressive work is the truest winemaking, and they let that show in this bottling. The subtle weight on the palette pushes the lemon bar from the back and the long finish opens up finally to the light, charcoally end that will be awesome with cranberry goat cheese or scallops.
  • Ryan Woodhouse
    By: Ryan Woodhouse
    2/15/2019
    K&L Staff Member
    Another stunning bottling of UU Block from Foxen; this is consistently delicious every year. The 2016 is packed full of caramalized baked pears, preserved lemon, subtle oak tones, saline minerals and oyster shell. The wine has real volume and intensity without being heavy or creamy. Stunning length on the palate and the flavors repeat and re-emerge time and time again. I love this vineyard...thanks once again Bien Nacido!

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