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"The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the truly great values in California Cabernet Sauvignon. Plump, juicy and beautifully layered in the glass, the 2013 offers plenty of varietal fruit, savory herbs, tobacco and cedar. Aging in steel preserves considerable freshness. Dark cherry, plum and mocha wrap around the succulent finish. Bob and Jim Varner's Foxglove wines remain some of the very finest values readers will find anywhere in the world. The wines are all done in stainless steel, which keeps the flavors bright and prices down, a pretty appealing combination for every day wines meant to be enjoyed upon release."~Antonio Galloni
"94% Cabernet, 4% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc. The Foxglove Cabernet over delivers for the price point. Dark, lush red and black fruits intermingle with earth and spice. Juicy forward texture is balanced by ripe tannins and great acidity. " ~ Winery notes
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"At the core of Foxglove is Bob Varner, also the winemaker at Varner Wines. Beginning with their first vintage in 1991, Bob sources the wine from a variety of places, all of which are in Edna Valley. The resulting wine has Central Coast appellation pricing, and is full of complex fruit flavors that the Edna Valley appellation is known for.
Edna Valley, a relatively small appellation, grows mostly Chardonnay on about 1000 acres. The entire acreage is tightly controlled by a few owners employing the most up-to-date vineyard practices that give the valley impressive evenness. Located just south of San Luis Obispo, its vineyards are some of California's closest to the Pacific Ocean. Mild winters, cool, foggy summer, and clay-loam soils produce a combination of flavors that have been described as "textbook Central Coast."