Foxglove Chardonnay Varner California San Luis Obispo County Varner Jim and Bob 2007

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"Perhaps the great value in Chardonnay in the marketplace today, this wine, made by the highly talented Varner Winery in the Santa Cruz Mountains, comes from fruit accessed in Californias Edna Valley. With malolactic blocked but with lees stirring, this 25,000-case cuvee provides terrific notes of tropical fruit and poached pear in a fleshy, medium-bodied style with obvious minerality and precision. This is a remarkable effort that is fresh, lively, and best drunk over the next 1-2 years." - erobertparker.comCheese Pairings: Comte, Epoisses, Humboldt Fog ChevreFood Pairings: Lobster Risotto, Baked Peach Chicken

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Member Reviews for Foxglove Chardonnay Varner California San Luis Obispo County Varner Jim and Bob

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Snooth User: barri0s1872
802761,433
3.00 5
12/02/2008

a wonderful chardonnay whose oak isn't anything to cry over; it actually compliments the wine and isn't the main character on stage but a comfortable backdrop; nice butterscotch, apple, pear, and even a hint of banana notes on a medium bodied wine.


Snooth User: cookypuss1
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3.00 5
12/07/2008

Enjoyed this mildly-oaked Chard with our Thanksgiving dinner. It had a nice minerality. Would also be nice with cheese!


Snooth User: jasonkauf
32776948
3.00 5
05/08/2009

Nothing over-oaky, which is nice. Maybe a slight hint of mineral on the midpalate to finish, pushing the fruit away from the straw. Felt a bit more like a French chard which is always a pleasure. Not a long lasting finish which is why I'm not pushing it to the 3.5 range.


Snooth User: nomadicprs
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3.50 5
03/19/2009

Great Taste, ODD SMELL.


Snooth User: deannawoods22
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3.00 5
10/12/2008

good for the money


Snooth User: oceank8
557082,029
3.00 5
10/31/2008

Three glasses


External Reviews for Foxglove Chardonnay Varner California San Luis Obispo County Varner Jim and Bob

External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
04/09/2008

Foxglove is the brainchild of brilliant winemaker Bob Varner, who is renowned for the Varner wines he crafts with his brother. This Chardonnay is sourced from Edna Valley, a small appellation located close to the Pacific Ocean. The cool, foggy summers and the clay-loam soils produce a well-balanced, mineral-driven, beautifully complex wine.


External Review
01/04/2012

Perhaps the great value in Chardonnay in the marketplace today, this wine, made by the highly talented Varner Winery in the Santa Cruz Mountains, comes from fruit accessed in Californiarsquo;s Edna Valley. With malolactic blocked but with lees stirring, this 25,000-case cuvee provides terrific notes of tropical fruit and poached pear in a fleshy, medium-bodied style with obvious minerality and precision. This is a remarkable effort that is fresh, lively, and best drunk over the next 1ndash;2 years.


External Review
05/04/2009

Perhaps the greatest value in Chardonnay in the marketplace today, this wine, made by the highly talented Varner Winery in the Santa Cruz Mountains, comes from fruit accessed in California's Edna Valley. With malolactic blocked but with lees stirring, this 25,000-case cuvee provides terrific notes of tropical fruit and poached pear in a fleshy, medium-bodied style with obvious minerality and precision. This is a remarkable effort that is fresh, lively, and best drunk over the next 1-2 years.


External Review
05/18/2011

Foxglove's remarkable 2009 Chardonnay, a non-oaked, stainless steel-fermented and aged white that sees no malolactic fermentation. Moreover, there are 30,000 cases of this beauty, a blend of two-thirds Santa Barbara County fruit and the rest from Paso Robles and further north in Monterey. It exhibits crisp honeyed lemon, citrus, poached pear, and honeysuckle notes intermixed with a hint of pineapple. However, it is the zesty acidity, stunning purity, and delightful balance this naked Chardonnay possesses that make it so appealing. Enjoy it over the next year.


External Review
10/06/2009

90pts WS A great Chardonnay value in a very crisp snappy and clean style. For the low or no- oak lovers! email us for special case price A great Chardonnay value in a very crisp snappy and clean style. For the low or no- oak lovers!


External Review
10/06/2009

90 pts WS 90 RP see above next screen for discounted case price


External Review
05/18/2011

Made by Bob Varner, one of California's Chardonnay mavens, this wine showcases the Edna Valley with its intense citrus, and tropical fruit profile, creamy richness, and underlying crispness that somehow keeps this substantial white balanced and refreshing.


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"Perhaps the great value in Chardonnay in the marketplace today, this wine, made by the highly talented Varner Winery in the Santa Cruz Mountains, comes from fruit accessed in Californias Edna Valley. With malolactic blocked but with lees stirring, this 25,000-case cuvee provides terrific notes of tropical fruit and poached pear in a fleshy, medium-bodied style with obvious minerality and precision. This is a remarkable effort that is fresh, lively, and best drunk over the next 1-2 years." - erobertparker.comCheese Pairings: Comte, Epoisses, Humboldt Fog ChevreFood Pairings: Lobster Risotto, Baked Peach Chicken

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