2013 Foxen "Bien Nacido Vineyard Block UU" Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Tasted as a barrel sample, the 2013 Chardonnay Block UU Bien Nacido Vineyard has outstanding potential with its pineapple, citrus, lime peel and seawater-like aromas and flavors flowing nicely to a medium-bodied, focused and racy style on the palate. Barrel-fermented and aged on its lees ... (JD)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Light yellow-gold. Vibrant, mineral-accented aromas of fresh orchard and pit fruits, lemon pith and ginger, with complicating notes of gingery spices and jasmine. Racy and precise in the mouth, offering taut pear and Meyer lemon flavors that put on weight in the glass. Closes spicy and very long, with lingering citrus and floral notes and very good clarity.
This wine, from a prime block of a famous vineyard, shows nectarine flesh, lime and lemon peel, salted butter and green herbs on the nose. The palate is still wound a little tight, but reveals green pear, citrus pith, lime juice, cheese rind and a touch of sour grass.
Well-centered on a core of vivid pink grapefruit, giving this a mouthwatering and cleansing sensation that keeps the tangerine and nectarine flavors lively. (Web-2015)