Chardonnay

2012 Foxglove Chardonnay
Varner, San Miguel, California

Foxglove; a very well balanced, accessible, beautiful wine that can stand proudly among Varner’s body of work. This is a serious wine; it is unoaked and doesn’t go through malolactic-fermentation. The focus here is on fruit — ripe, high-quality fruit which will play ball with more “serious” wines at twice the price (I’m looking at you, Maconnais). On the nose, there are notes of pineapple, green apple and a zippy lemon tone. The palate shows a rich but retrained body. Tangerines and a light grassyness transform in to a suprisingly long finish. This wine is lean, mean and a fantastic value. Don’t miss it!

 

 

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