Foxglove 2010 Chardonnay

Sometimes the write up about a wine is so glowing you just think this is going to be the best wine I’ve ever had at the world’s most reasonable price. I submit this wine as evidence. Page down a bit and read the glowing review Antonio gave this. Now I admit personal preferences are a huge bias and when it comes to chard there’s always the California style buttery, creamy, vanilla and the French chablis style, more fruit forward. Ok enough of all that lets talk about this wine. Slightly golden in color with a mild varietal chard fruit nose. On the mid pallet there are some chard fruit flavors coming through backed on the lighter side of medium length finish by some acidity. There’s little to no butter, cream or vanilla but then again their description didn’t say it did. This is definitely more of a fruit forward, chablis style wine. I would give it an 88-89. Even without food (I paired it with scallops) this wine does not have the complexity that Antonio raved about to my tastes. I bought more of these and will be returning them. So not my style 🙁

From the LCBO web site:
FOXGLOVE CHARDONNAY 2010 VINTAGES 262022 | 750 mL bottle Price $ 19.95
Made in: California, USA By: Varner Wine
Release Date: Jan 5, 2013
Wine, White Wine
13.9% Alcohol/Vol.
Sugar Content: 2 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: D – Dry

Tasting Note
The 2010 Chardonnay is one of the top values in California wine. It possesses tons of ripe, varietal fruit in a style that is quite rich but not heavy. Clean citrus and floral notes add freshness on the long finish. Lees stirring gives the wine much of its richness, while aging in steel helps maintain freshness. There is remarkable depth and textural finesse here, never mind a price that is mind-boggling for this level of quality. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2014. Score – 90. (Antonio Galloni, erobertparker.com, Aug. 2011)

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