Foxen Bien Nacido Vineyard Block UU Chardonnay 2015

Foxen Bien Nacido Vineyard Block UU Chardonnay 2015

SKU 112074


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
Country California
Region Central Coast
Appellation Santa Maria Valley
Brand Foxen
Alcohol/vol 13.4%
  • we94

Wine EnthusiastIntriguing lemongrass, Asian pear, chamomile, jasmine and pink grapefruit aromas arise on the nose of this dynamic single-block bottling. Tons of energy show on the sip, which is light and yet offers lots of intriguing flavors, from white sesame and chalk to lime peels and grippy yellow grapefruit pithiness.

Matt Kettmann, February 1, 2017
  • wa93

Wine AdvocateThe 2015 Chardonnay Bien Nacido Vineyard Block Uu reveals pleasant sulfide/struck match notes over a core of lemon curd, grapefruit and baking bread plus a waft of orange blossoms. Light to medium-bodied with a wicked backbone of racy acid, it delivers intense citrus and mineral layers with a nice perfumed lift to the finish.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, September 29, 2017
  • ws88

Wine SpectatorDriven by a pure, zesty core of grapefruit and citrusy flavors that are lively and cleansing, this is complex on its own terms. Drink now through 2020. 1,530 cases made.

James Laube, 2017