Foxen Chardonnay Santa Maria Valley Bien Nacido Block UU 2017

Chardonnay from Santa Maria Valley, Central Coast, California
AG 93
JD 92
WE 92
13.4% ABV
Item # 334960

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93 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "Foxen's 2017 Chardonnay Bien Nacido Vineyard Block UU is creamy, supple and expressive, with striking depth and nuance. In 2017, the Block UU has an extra kick of texture that is hugely appealing. Lemon confit, orchard fruit and chamomile all grace this compelling and wonderfully inviting Chardonnay from Foxen. What a pretty wine this is. Drink: 2017-2025. (Sep 2019)"

92+ points Jeb Dunnuck: "Moving to the two Chardonnays I was able to taste, the 2017 Chardonnay Bien Nacido Vineyard Block UU spent 8 months on lees in 20% new French oak 500-liter barrels. Caramelized apples, toasted spice, white flowers, and lots of minerality and iodine notes all emerge from this more structured, foursquare, concentrated effort that's going to benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age. It's a classic expression of this site and should keep for over a decade. Drink: 2019-2029. (10/31/19)"

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "A warm butter aroma meets with lemon spray, citrus pith, wet gravel and crushed limestone on the nose of this bottling from a coveted single block in a historic vineyard. There is lots of tension on the palate, where restrained flavors of lime peel and Asian pear make for a tasty experience. Alcohol 13.4%. (Jun 2019)"
93 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "Foxen's 2017 Chardonnay Bien Nacido Vineyard Block UU is creamy, supple and expressive, with striking depth and nuance. In 2017, the Block UU has an extra kick of texture that is hugely appealing. Lemon confit, orchard fruit and chamomile all grace this compelling and wonderfully inviting Chardonnay from Foxen. What a pretty wine this is. Drink: 2017-2025. (Sep 2019)"

92+ points Jeb Dunnuck: "Moving to the two Chardonnays I was able to taste, the 2017 Chardonnay Bien Nacido Vineyard Block UU spent 8 months on lees in 20% new French oak 500-liter barrels. Caramelized apples, toasted spice, white flowers, and lots of minerality and iodine notes all emerge from this more structured, foursquare, concentrated effort that's going to benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age. It's a classic expression of this site and should keep for over a decade. Drink: 2019-2029. (10/31/19)"

92 points Wine Enthusiast: "A warm butter aroma meets with lemon spray, citrus pith, wet gravel and crushed limestone on the nose of this bottling from a coveted single block in a historic vineyard. There is lots of tension on the palate, where restrained flavors of lime peel and Asian pear make for a tasty experience. Alcohol 13.4%. (Jun 2019)"
Product SKU 334960
Producer Foxen
Country United States
Region California
SubRegion Central Coast
Appellation Santa Maria Valley
Varietal Chardonnay
Vintage 2017
Size 750ml
Color White
ABV 13.4%
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