Grape(s): 100% Chardonnay
Localization: Central Coast, California
Tasting Notes: Foxglove Chardonnay always represents a great value. With this wine you have the richness of fruit from California's Central Coast giving you tropical notes. However, the wine is bottled without going through malolactic fermentation and has no oak on it so it maintains a very clean profile.
Notes: 97% Santa Barbara County, 3% Paso Robles
Clone 4 and Dijon Clones
Vines between 13 and 33 years old
630 -1000 ft elevation
Vertical Shoot Positioned Canopy, planted on rolling hills of sandy loam and loam soils
Stainless steel 62° , 3 week fermentation., lees stirred, no malolactic fermentation
Food Pairing: Great on it's own or with food it's a very versatile Chardonnay.
The Domain: At the core of Foxglove is Bob Varner, also the winemaker at Varner Wines. Beginning with their first vintage in 1991, Bob sources the wine from a variety of places, all of which are in Edna Valley. The resulting wine has Central Coast appellation pricing, and is full of complex fruit flavors that the Edna Valley appellation is known for.
Edna Valley, a relatively small appellation, grows mostly Chardonnay on about 1000 acres. The entire acreage is tightly controlled by a few owners employing the most up-to-date vineyard practices that give the valley impressive evenness. Located just south of San Luis Obispo, its vineyards are some of California's closest to the Pacific Ocean. Mild winters, cool, foggy summer, and clay-loam soils produce a combination of flavors that have been described as "textbook Central Coast."