FOXGLOVE Chardonnay empfohlen im WALL STREET JOURNAL!

04.06.2020 12:06
Im Mai 2020 schreibt Lettie Teague im WALL STREET JOURNAL über den FOXGLOVE CHARDONNAY 2017:

"California Chardonnays. Ripe for Rediscovery or Just Overripe? It's time to take another look at a wine both popular and maligned. Our wine columnist did and found a few crisp, bright, affordable bottles (…) "There are very few wines that deliver high quality at a reasonable price", said Central Coast producer Jim Varner. One such wine: his 2017 Foxglove Central Coast Chardonnay. The Foxglove label is the bargain sibling to Varner Wine, both of which are owned by Mr. Varner and his brother, Bob Varner. The Foxglove Chardonnay ferments on Stainless-steel tanks. Jim Varner called excessive oak "a sign of self doubt" in a winemaker. "We don't need to overdress our wine", he said; indeed, it simply showcased the fruit. Mr. Varner and his brother were far ahead on the unadorned Chardonnay curve: They've been making their Foxglove Chardonnays since 1996 – perhaps the peak of the oaky-Chardonnay era. (…)
2017 Foxglove Central Coast Chardonnay:
The second label of Varner Wine, Foxglove has long delivered good quality at every good prices. This Chardonnay is a straightforward, unadorned, minerally wine sourced from Santa Barbara and Paso Robles fruit."