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Foxen-Chardonnay-"Bien Nacido-Block U.U." Santa Maria Valley-2014

"Bien Nacido-Block U.U." Santa Maria Valley


“The plant material here is Chardonnay grafted onto own-rooted Riesling rootstock that was originally planted in the early 1970s. Oddly enough, this wine often shows distinctly tropical, Riesling-inflected notes, as it does again in 2014. White peach, ash, slate, pear and crushed rocks show superb energy allied to power in a Chardonnay with searing intensity, fabulous balance and tons of personality." Vinous, August 2015 Whole cluster pressed. Barrel Fermented, 10% new oak. Ages sur lies 8 months, low ML.


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