Foxen Chenin Blanc Santa Maria Valley Ernesto Wickenden Vyd. 2018

Chenin Blanc from Santa Maria Valley, Central Coast, California
AG 94
JD 91
WE 91
13.6% ABV
Item # 337251

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$24.95
750ml
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94 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2018 Chenin Blanc Ernesto Wickenden Vineyard Old Vines is a dense, powerful wine that shows the more savory side of Chenin off to great effect. Dried flowers, herb, almonds and mineral inflections give the Chenin its super distinctive personality. There is plenty of texture and depth, but the fruit is pushed into the background. The Foxen Chenin is one of the most distinctive wines in Santa Barbara. It is also an insane value. Drink: 2020-2026. (Aug 2020)"

91 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Lots of spice, dried herbs, white flowers, and lemon curd-like notes emerge from the 2018 Chenin Blanc Old Vines Ernesto Wickenden Vineyard. This beauty is medium-bodied and has a wonderful texture, bright acidity, and a clean, juicy finish. It's going to shine on the dinner table. (8/4/20)"

91 points Wine Enthusiast: "Aromas of dried apple and pear, orange peel, elderflower and beach sand show on the nose of this tasty white wine. There's an extremely textural tone of grapefruit pith on the palate, with a warmer hint of blanched almond as well. Alcohol 13.6%. (Sep 2020)"
94 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2018 Chenin Blanc Ernesto Wickenden Vineyard Old Vines is a dense, powerful wine that shows the more savory side of Chenin off to great effect. Dried flowers, herb, almonds and mineral inflections give the Chenin its super distinctive personality. There is plenty of texture and depth, but the fruit is pushed into the background. The Foxen Chenin is one of the most distinctive wines in Santa Barbara. It is also an insane value. Drink: 2020-2026. (Aug 2020)"

91 points Jeb Dunnuck: "Lots of spice, dried herbs, white flowers, and lemon curd-like notes emerge from the 2018 Chenin Blanc Old Vines Ernesto Wickenden Vineyard. This beauty is medium-bodied and has a wonderful texture, bright acidity, and a clean, juicy finish. It's going to shine on the dinner table. (8/4/20)"

91 points Wine Enthusiast: "Aromas of dried apple and pear, orange peel, elderflower and beach sand show on the nose of this tasty white wine. There's an extremely textural tone of grapefruit pith on the palate, with a warmer hint of blanched almond as well. Alcohol 13.6%. (Sep 2020)"
Product SKU 337251
Producer Foxen
Country United States
Region California
SubRegion Central Coast
Appellation Santa Maria Valley
Varietal Chenin Blanc
Vintage 2018
Size 750ml
Color White
ABV 13.6%
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