Varner Foxglove Chardonnay Edna Valley 2008

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Wine Gallery, CA
Corona del Mar, CA (1,000 mi)
USD 12.99
750ml
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Aromas were very inviting. Smooth to the taste, but I wasn't sure the oak was as inviting. Maybe b/c of the absence of malolactic fermentation. Read more

The sensational 2008 Chardonnay Central Coast, which is fermented and aged completely in stainless steel with no malolactic fermentation, is a 30,0... Read more

Bright and crisp with notes of melon, banana and citrus. Aged in stainless steel for a more acidic, fruit-driven style mdash; and a perfect alterna... Read more

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Snooth User: forsynthia
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11/01/2009

Aromas were very inviting. Smooth to the taste, but I wasn't sure the oak was as inviting. Maybe b/c of the absence of malolactic fermentation.


External Reviews for Varner Foxglove Chardonnay Edna Valley

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Source: We Speak Wine
05/18/2010

The sensational 2008 Chardonnay Central Coast, which is fermented and aged completely in stainless steel with no malolactic fermentation, is a 30,000-cuvee of fabulous Chardonnay. Loads of tropical fruit, honeysuckle, and orange blossom notes fill the olfactory sense, as does the luscious medium-bodied texture on the palate. The wine is buttressed by crisp underlying acidity, and the result is a fresh, naked expression of Chardonnay that is top-flight. Drink it over the next year or so.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/04/2012

Bright and crisp with notes of melon, banana and citrus. Aged in stainless steel for a more acidic, fruit-driven style mdash; and a perfect alternative to oaky, buttery Chardonnay.


External Review
07/09/2009

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
05/19/2011

A new offering, the 2005 Foxglove is basically a second label. It is a combination of estate grown fruit blended with Edna Valley grapes. About 15% is barrel fermented in old oak. The result is an outstanding white wine possessing attractive aromas of lemon oil, white corn, crushed rocks, and white currants as well as a steely crispness reminiscent of a top-notch Chablis. Drink it over the next 1-3 years.


External Review
09/16/2009

?The sensational 2008 Chardonnay Central Coast, which is fermented and aged completely in stainless steel with no malolactic fermentation, is a 30,000-cuvee of fabulous Chardonnay. Loads of tropical fruit, honeysuckle, and orange blossom notes fill the olfactory sense, as does the luscious medium-bodied texture on the palate. The wine is buttressed by crisp underlying acidity, and the result is a fresh, naked expression of Chardonnay that is top-flight. Drink it over the next year or so.?


External Review
05/22/2009

One of our best selling Chardonnays - loads of tropical fruit and ripe pear flavor.


External Review
05/19/2011

Very pale, bright yellow. Aromas of lemon ice tea and minerals. Nicely concentrated and ripe on entry, then firm in the middle palate. The lemon flavor continues through the wine, but the finish betrays a slight bitter edge.


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Winemaker's Notes:

Wine Advocate Review Rated 91 The sensational 2008 Chardonnay Central Coast, which is fermented and aged completely in stainless steel with no malolactic fermentation, is a 30,000-cuvee of fabulous Chardonnay. Loads of tropical fruit, honeysuckle, and orange blossom notes fill the olfactory sense, as does the luscious medium-bodied texture on the palate. The wine is buttressed by crisp underlying acidity, and the result is a fresh, naked expression of Chardonnay that is top-flight. Drink it over the next year or so. Wine Tasting Notes Fresh and lively with aromatic notes of tropical fruit and pear, in a~fleshy, medium bodied style, with obvious minerality and precision.

Wine Advocate Review Rated 91 The sensational 2008 Chardonnay Central Coast, which is fermented and aged completely in stainless steel with no malolactic fermentation, is a 30,000-cuvee of fabulous Chardonnay. Loads of tropical fruit, honeysuckle, and orange blossom notes fill the olfactory sense, as does the luscious medium-bodied texture on the palate. The wine is buttressed by crisp underlying acidity, and the result is a fresh, naked expression of Chardonnay that is top-flight. Drink it over the next year or so. Wine Tasting Notes Fresh and lively with aromatic notes of tropical fruit and pear, in a~fleshy, medium bodied style, with obvious minerality and precision.

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