Foxglove

"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."

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Foxglove Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
89  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 89 "Foxglove's 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon is gorgeous. Even better, it is also one of the very best values in California Cabernet readers will come across. A rush of super-ripe dark cherry, tobacco, licorice and plum give the 2017 its racy personality. Voluptuous in the glass, with silky
Item Number: 30070
Bottle:$13.95
Case: $167.40
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Foxglove Chardonnay 2016
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91  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 91 "The 2016 Chardonnay is fabulous. In this vintage, the Chardonnay is especially broad, with plenty of tropically leaning fruit, peach and apricot flavors. Lees stirring adds textural richness, but the malolactic fermentation is blocked. The 2016 was not bottled at the time of my
Item Number: 28043
Bottle:$13.95
Case: $167.40
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Foxglove Zinfandel 2015
89  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 89 "The 2015 Zinfandel is bright, refreshing and full of energy. Sweet red cherry fruit, floral notes and tobacco are all given an extra kick of aromatic and acid-driven brightness. Medium in body and lithe, the 2015 delivers serious quality for the money. The 2015 is 80% Zinfandel and
Item Number: 27863
Bottle:$13.95
Case: $167.40
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Foxglove Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
"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."~Distributor Notes  "Brothers Bob and Jim Varner deliver serious value with their Foxglove wines. Year in

Foxglove Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
"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."~Distributor Notes  "Brothers Bob and Jim Varner deliver serious value with their Foxglove wines. Year in

Foxglove Zinfandel 2014
89  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 89"The 2014 Zinfandel is another delicious, value-priced red from the Varner brothers. Pinot-influenced aromatics meld into a core of sweet red berry fruit. Rich, deep and luscious in a fruit-driven style, the Zinfandel hits all the right notes."~Antonio Galloni

Foxglove Chardonnay 2014
90  Vinous Media 
New York Times Top 20 Under $20 "Foxglove is the value label from Varner, which makes excellent wines in the Santa Cruz Mountains. This is rich, ample California chardonnay, unadulterated by oak and made without the softening influence of malolactic fermentation, which turns firm malic acid into

Foxglove Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
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89  Vinous Media 
NY Times 20 Wines Under $20 Winter Reds "Foxglove is the reliable value arm of Varner Wine, which makes fine chardonnays and pinot noirs. Foxglove expands that range with moderately priced wines like this Paso Robles cabernet, which is bold and intense yet not at all a fruit bomb. It’s juicy and

Foxglove Chardonnay 2013
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89  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 89 "The 2013 Chardonnay is a fabulous wine for the money. Lemon oil, white flowers and white pepper are all laced together in an impeccably balanced, layered Chardonnay long on class and personality. The 2013 is a blend of fruit from vineyards in Santa Barbara County and Paso Robles,

Foxglove Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
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89  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 89 "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,

Foxglove Zinfandel 2013
88  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 88 "A rich, boisterous wine, the 2013 Zinfandel literally jumps from the glass with exuberant, racy red fruits. Aging in steel keeps the flavors bright, focused and floral throughout. Drink this vinous Zinfandel over the next few years, while the fruit remains vibrant. The Zinfandel is

Foxglove Chardonnay 2012
89  Antonio Galloni 
Antonio Galloni 89 "Lemon oil, white flowers, mint and slate meld together in the 2012 Chardonnay. Racy and beautifully layered on the palate, this tank-fermented, non-malo Chardonnay delivers exceptional quality for the money. Brothers Bob and Jim Varner are best known for the wines they make

Foxglove Zinfandel 2012
89  Antonio Galloni 
Antonio Galloni 89 "The 2012 Zinfandel is gorgeous. Sweet red berries, leather, mint, tobacco and cedar are some of the notes that emerge from the glass in a floral, unoaked Zinfandel with distinct Pinot-inflected overtones. This is another superb value from Foxglove."   "Brambly, ripe Zinfandel

Foxglove Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
88  Antonio Galloni 
Antonio Galloni 88 "Foxglove's 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is without question one of the finest values in California. Dark red cherry, plum, grilled herbs, smoke and tobacco are some of the many notes that inform this vibrant, polished impeccable Cabernet Sauvignon from vineyards in Paso Robles. Aging

Foxglove Chardonnay 2011
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "The 2011 Chardonnay is a beauty, as well as an absurd value. Very clean and lively, with classic Chardonnay notes of juiced apple, citrus and minerality, it is clean and focused on the palate with the richness of the variety, yet also beautiful precision and focus. Classy and

Foxglove Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
94  Jeb Dunnuck 
Wine Advocate 89 "The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon possesses a perfumed, elegant personality with plenty of ripe herbs, black raspberry, black currant, lead pencil and cedar flowing to a medium-bodied, supple and polished Cabernet Sauvignon that has sweet tannin and good overall depth and richness. It’s

Foxglove Zinfandel 2011
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "Superb, with loads of character, the 2011 Zinfandel delivers beautiful bramble, potpourri and spice-driven aromatics, medium-bodied richness and real depth and class; the fact that it sells for a song is just icing on the cake. Enjoy it over the coming couple of years. Drink

Foxglove Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
89  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 89 "The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon wafts from the glass with sweet red cherries, flowers and mint. This is a decidedly restrained style of Cabernet, largely because of the relatively high altitude of this vineyard, but it all works beautifully. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2015. These two

Foxglove Zinfandel 2010
88  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 88 "The 2010 Zinfandel is a ridiculously fine wine for the money. It bursts from the glass with rich dark fruit, mocha, spices and new leather to match its huge, exuberant personality. This is quite a mouthful. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2015. These two wines from the Jim and Bob

Foxglove Chardonnay 2010
90  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 90 "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

Foxglove Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
91  James Suckling 
James Suckling 91"Wine with polished tannins and plenty of currants, dried fruits and spices. Full and silky. Give it two to three years to open up."

Foxglove Zinfandel 2009
89  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 89 "The 2009 Zinfandel includes 6% Petite Sirah. A delicious, classic Zinfandel, it offers up peppery, briery, wild berry fruit intermixed with damp earth and spice characteristics. Medium to full-bodied, delicious, and soft with enough acidity for cleanliness and delineation, it

Foxglove Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
89  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 89  "Foxglove also scores highly with their 10,800-case cuvee of 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon. A blend of all-Paso Robles fruit and composed of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Petiti Verdot and Cabernet Franc, the wine has a dense ruby/purple color and plenty of black fruit intermixed

Foxglove Chardonnay 2009
90  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 90 "This terrific portfolio of values is led by Foxgloves remarkable 2009 Chardonnay, a non-oaked, stainless steel-fermented and aged white that sees no malolactic fermentation. Moreover, there are 30,000 cases of this beauty, a blend of two-thirds Santa Barbara County fruit and the