2006 Varner Wines Foxglove Chardonnay
Edna Valley, California
WB Rating: 87

Alcohol by volume: 14.5%
Price at time of purchase: $9.99 (K&L)
Type: Chardonnay
Principal varietal(s): Chardonnay

Like the 2005, a great value. In fact, I think the 2006 displays a bit more depth and complexity than the 2005. I don't know if this wine sees any oak, but if so it certainly not a major component in the aromas and flavors. Instead, this wine is dominated by ripe citrus, green apple, and subtle vanilla-like flavors and spiciness. Higher acid than most California Chardonnays, but well within bounds, and the acid gives the wine a crisp and focused feel that makes it a great food wine. Do not overchill this wine or the acid will get the upper hand on the fruit. - HK 2007-09-23


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