Foxen Bien Nacido Vineyard Block UU Chardonnay 2016
|Appellation||Santa Maria Valley|
Wine AdvocateThe 2016 Chardonnay Bien Nacido Vineyard Block Uu offers up notes of citrus pith, lime, buttered apples and grapefruit, followed by a medium-bodied, glossy palate underpinned by bright, mouthwatering acids. It has a nice sense of completeness and finishes quite long. It's also quite keenly priced.
Wine EnthusiastSea salt, preserved lemons, pan-seared apples, plumeria and honeysuckle show on the engaging nose of this bottling from a preferred block in this historic vineyard. The palate plays to the savory side of Chardonnay, offering an oily texture that carries flavors of cashew and marmalade.
Wine SpectatorShows savory and celery root notes to the baked apple and green pear flavors. The spicy finish is long and rich. Drink now. 1,450 cases made.