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Foxen Chardonnay Santa Maria Valley Block Uu Bien Nacido 2009

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Josh Raynolds (International Wine Cellar): Bright yellow. Lees-accented orchard fruit and melon aromas are complemented by candied ginger and honey. Deep apple and pear flavors are broad and a tad sweet on entry but gain firmness and a tangy edge with air. A refreshingly bitter orange pith note adds welcome cut to the rich fruit and lingers nicely on the sappy finish. (Nov/Dec 2010) 960 cases produced.

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Foxen Vineyard:
Since that time, their dedication has remained the same—the creation of very small-production, vineyard-designated wines using a "minimalist" approach to winemaking. The winery is named in memory of William Benjamin Foxen, an English sea captain and Dick's great-great grandfather, who came to Santa Barbara in the early 1800's. In 1837, this Santa Barbara County pionee... Read more
Since that time, their dedication has remained the same—the creation of very small-production, vineyard-designated wines using a "minimalist" approach to winemaking. The winery is named in memory of William Benjamin Foxen, an English sea captain and Dick's great-great grandfather, who came to Santa Barbara in the early 1800's. In 1837, this Santa Barbara County pioneer purchased the Rancho Tinaquaic, a Mexican Land Grant that originally totaled nearly 9000 acres and comprised most of what is now known as Foxen Canyon. Captain Foxen adopted the distinctive "anchor" as his ranch cattle brand, which has become a trademark of the winery. It is very fitting that FOXEN has made its home on the 2000-acre Rancho Tinaquaic, which remains in family hands. With the completion of FOXEN’s new solar-powered winery and tasting room in August 2009, the historic and beloved “tasting shack was renamed “foxen 7200”, where Bill and Dick now feature their Bordeaux and Cal-Ital-style wines, under a newly designed label. FOXEN pinots, chardonnays and Rhône-style wines will be showcased in the new tasting room at 7600 Foxen Canyon Road. Read less

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Snooth User: tinroofrusted
1089038
5.00 5
12/30/2010

Wow. I hope I am not given to hyperbole, but this is seriously one of the most delicious California Chardonnays I have ever tasted. Brilliant on the palate, somewhat flinty, tingly. Perfectly dry, perfectly balanced, an nearly perfect wine!


Snooth User: tinroofrusted
1089038
5.00 5
12/30/2010

Five glasses



Josh Raynolds (International Wine Cellar): Bright yellow. Lees-accented orchard fruit and melon aromas are complemented by candied ginger and honey. Deep apple and pear flavors are broad and a tad sweet on entry but gain firmness and a tangy edge with air. A refreshingly bitter orange pith note adds welcome cut to the rich fruit and lingers nicely on the sappy finish. (Nov/Dec 2010) 960 cases produced.

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