Foxen Chardonnay Santa Maria Valley Bien Nacido Block UU 2018

Chardonnay from Santa Maria Valley, Central Coast, California
AG 93
JD 93
WE 93
13.4% ABV
Item # 337249

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$31.95

750ml
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93 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2018 Chardonnay Bien Nacido Vineyard Block UU is light on its feet and supremely gracious. As always, this is a Chardonnay that was grafted onto Riesling rootstock, is so unique. The aromas and flavors are beautifully lifted throughout. Lime, ginger, lemon confit and white flowers add to the wine's total sense of allure. Drink: 2020-2026. (Aug 2020)"

93 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Moving to the two Chardonnays, the 2018 Chardonnay Bien Nacido Vineyard Block UU sports a light gold color as well as a pure, crystalline bouquet of honeyed apple, pineapple, citrus blossom, spice, and white flower. It has a kiss of background oak, but it's beautifully integrated, and the fruit is front and center. With good acidity, a balanced, layered texture, and a great finish, it’s already drinking nicely yet should keep for 7-8 years, if you're so inclined. Drink: 2020-2028. (8/4/20)"

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Tightly woven aromas of lime pith, acacia and crushed chalk make for an enticing nose in this single-block expression. There's a great sizzle on the sip, where vibrant flavors of yuzu, sea salt and lemon juice meet with chipped wood in a complex while fresh display. Alcohol 13.4%. (Sep 2020)"
93 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2018 Chardonnay Bien Nacido Vineyard Block UU is light on its feet and supremely gracious. As always, this is a Chardonnay that was grafted onto Riesling rootstock, is so unique. The aromas and flavors are beautifully lifted throughout. Lime, ginger, lemon confit and white flowers add to the wine's total sense of allure. Drink: 2020-2026. (Aug 2020)"

93 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Moving to the two Chardonnays, the 2018 Chardonnay Bien Nacido Vineyard Block UU sports a light gold color as well as a pure, crystalline bouquet of honeyed apple, pineapple, citrus blossom, spice, and white flower. It has a kiss of background oak, but it's beautifully integrated, and the fruit is front and center. With good acidity, a balanced, layered texture, and a great finish, it’s already drinking nicely yet should keep for 7-8 years, if you're so inclined. Drink: 2020-2028. (8/4/20)"

93 points Wine Enthusiast: "Tightly woven aromas of lime pith, acacia and crushed chalk make for an enticing nose in this single-block expression. There's a great sizzle on the sip, where vibrant flavors of yuzu, sea salt and lemon juice meet with chipped wood in a complex while fresh display. Alcohol 13.4%. (Sep 2020)"
Product SKU 337249
Producer Foxen
Country United States
Region California
SubRegion Central Coast
Appellation Santa Maria Valley
Varietal Chardonnay
Vintage 2018
Size 750ml
Color White
ABV 13.4%
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