2011 Foxglove Paso Robles Zinfandel
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
While I thought the 2011 Foxglove Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles was too herbaceous to be recommended, I would not hesitate to drink the spicy, peppery, cherry and red and blue fruited 2011 Zinfandel Paso Robles. With 14% Petite Sirah included in the blend, it is a tank-fermented, naked, unmanipulated expression of Zinfandel fruit from California’s Central Coast offering plenty of crunchy berry fruit. Enjoy it over the next 12-18 months.
Finally, the 2011 Foxglove Zinfandel is here! Brothers Bob and Jim Varner (Varner, Neely) make some of our favorite value wines in California under the Foxglove label--always fruit-filled, balanced and polished. Like its predecessors, this Zin is bright and fruity, with black cherry and plum aromas and flavors accented by hints of pepper and earthy spice. Also like its predecessors, however, unlike the Foxglove Chardonnay and Cab (two other wines you should definitely check out), the production on the Zin remains comparatively low. If you are as big of a fan of this wine as we are, be advised to act fast.