Foxen Bien Nacido Vineyard Block UU Chardonnay 2014

$44.00
$39.60

SKU 645971003225

750ml

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Originally planted in 1973 with Clone 4 on its own roots, Block UU, at the eastern edge of the Bien Nacido Vineyard, was inter-planted in 1991 with the same Clone 4 Chardonnay. The wine is distinguished by beautiful tropical and citrus aromas that are followed by a rich full mouthfeel and flavors of grapefruit, pineapple and mango, notes of minerality and just a hint of toasty vanilla. Malo-lactic fermentation is discouraged to help this wine retain its natural bright acidity that beautifully balances the richness of the mouthfeel.
Category White Wine
Varietal
Country California
Region Central Coast
Appellation Santa Maria Valley
Brand Foxen
Alcohol/vol 13.8%
  • wa90

Wine AdvocateThe lemon, floral, citrus and crushed mint-scented 2014 Chardonnay Bien Nacido Block Uu has a touch of buttery richness in its medium-bodied, juicy, lively and nicely balanced style. Barrel-fermented and aged (10% new), it's an outstanding Chardonnay to drink over the coming 4-5 years.

Jeb Dunnuck, August 2016
  • we89

Wine EnthusiastLight and vivacious on the nose, this offers lime blossoms, Anjou pear skins and sharp white jasmine flowers. The aromas settle into a salted peach-candy character. Tonic, lime blossoms and lime-zest flavors show on the palate, quite bright and nearly tropical.

Matt Kettmann, April 1, 2016
  • ws87

Wine SpectatorFresh-cut lime and lemony flavors present a tart, crisp, juicy profile that fans of vibrancy will appreciate. Drink now. 1,185 cases made.

James Laube, 2016