Foxen Chardonnay "Bien Nacido Vineyard - Block U.U." Santa Maria Valley 2014
"The plant material here is Chardonnay grafted onto own-rooted Riesling rootstock that was originally planted in the early 1970s. Oddly enough, this wine often shows distinctly tropical, Riesling-inflected notes, as it does again in 2014. White peach, ash, slate, pear and crushed rocks show superb energy allied to power in a Chardonnay with searing intensity, fabulous balance and tons of personality." Vinous, August 2015. Whole cluster pressed. Barrel Fermented, 10% new oak. Ages sur lies 8 months, low ML.
|Appellation/AVA||Santa Maria Valley|