Our Wines - Whites

Founded by Dick Doré and Bill Wathen in 1985.
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Our Wines - Whites

Our Whites

Our white wines are sourced from some of the areas top vineyards and made with a focus on simplicity. Year after year our white wines win awards for their clarity, crispness, complexity, and structure.

2017 - Sauvignon Blanc - Vogelzang Vineyard

Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara

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$28 - Buy Now

2016 - Chardonnay Block UU - Bien Nacido Vineyard

Santa Maria Valley

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$34 - Buy Now

94 Points - JebDunnuck.com

"The 2016 Chardonnay Bien Nacido Block UU comes from a great vineyard located just east of the town of Santa Maria and was brought up in 20% new French oak. A classic Bien Nacido bouquet of honeyed orchard fruits, crushed rocks, oyster shells, and white flowers flow to a rich, beautifully textured, concentrated Chardonnay that has everything you could want from this variety. With terrific balance, nicely integrated acidity, and a great finish, it's brilliant stuff that should evolve gracefully for 5-7 years."

92 Points - Wine Advocate

92 Points - Antonio Galloni, Vinous

"Foxen's 2016 Chardonnay Bien Nacido Block UU is polished, nuanced and understated, with lovely white orchard fruit and floral character to match the wine's mid-weight personality. As always, this is an especially delicate, perfumed style of Chardonnay from Bien Nacido."

91 Points - Wine Enthusiast

"Sea salt, preserved lemons, pan-seared apples, plumeria and honeysuckle show on the engaging nose of this bottling from a preferred block in this historic vineyard. The palate plays to the savory side of Chardonnay, offering an oily texture that carries flavors of cashew and marmalade."

2017 - Chardonnay Block UU - Bien Nacido Vineyard

Santa Maria Valley

Product Sheet

$34 - Buy Now

Wine Maker Notes:

" This is an elegant Chardonnay that displays fresh, bright aromatics of lime peel, guava, beeswax and lemon zest backed by hints of honeysuckle and jasmine. Flavors of key lime pie coat the palate with a hint of hazelnut, and its minerality is nicely balanced with soft acidity. I thoroughly enjoyed it paired with salmon carpaccio drizzled with avocado oil and sprinkled with capers. I also recommend trying it with a coconut chicken curry with topped with chopped almonds. So far, my personal favorite pairing was a giant hunk of Humbolt Fog cheese. Enjoy now until 2025. "

2014 - Chardonnay - Tinaquaic Vineyard

Santa Maria Valley

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$40 - Sold Out

93 Points - Antonio Galloni, Vinous
"The 2014 Chardonnay Tinaquaic Vineyard presents a much deeper and more phenolic expression of Chardonnay. Oily and viscous, with tremendous fruit intensity, the Tinaquaic offers superb nuance and complexity throughout. Scents of hazelnut, orange blossom and honey give the wine its distinctive exoticism and overall feel. Dry farming seems to give the Tinaquaic much of its distinctive personality and pedigree. This is another superb wine from Foxen."


92 Points - Wine Enthusiast

2015 - Chardonnay - Tinaquaic Vineyard

Santa Maria Valley

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$43 - Sold Out

91 Points - Wine Enthusiast
"Extremely light on the nose, this bottling from a dry-farmed vineyard (that's four years deep in a drought!) offers delicate lemon peel and riverstone aromas. Light lemon curd and nectarine flavors play into a palate that's more focused on grippy texture, with some rain-on-slate minerality providing backbone."


91 Points - Tasting Panel

2016 - Chardonnay - Tinaquaic Vineyard

Santa Maria Valley

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$43 - Buy Now

92 Points - Wine Enthusiast, Matt Kettman
"Tightly wound, this bottling from one of the region's dry-farmed vineyards shows lime skin, lemongrass and Meyer lemon pith on the nose. The palate is loaded with fresh, tart flavors of wild lime and sea shells, wrapped in a chalky texture and jam-packed with textural intrigue and depth."

91 Points - Antonio Galloni, Vinous

"The 2016 Chardonnay Tinaquaic Vineyard is very pretty. Sage, hazelnut and lemon confit give the wine striking aromatic nuance. Bright, translucent and delicate in the glass, the 2015 has a lot to offer. Own-rooted vines in this parcel always yield a distinctive Chardonnay, as is once again the case in 2016."

2016 - Chenin Blanc - Ernesto Wickenden Vineyard

Santa Maria Valley

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$26 - Buy Now

93 Points - Vinous

"The 2016 Chenin Blanc Old Vines Ernesto Wickenden Vineyard is the most distinctive white in the Foxen range. Ample and creamy on the palate, the Chenin exudes tons of old vine depth. What a gorgeous wine this is."

91 Points - Wine Enthusiast
Editor's Choice

91 Points - JebDunnuck.com

"A variety you don't see very often from California (which is a shame, as it does quite nicely), the 2016 Chenin Blanc offers a clean, crisp, medium-bodied style as well as lovely notes of green citrus, mint, leafy herbs, and hints of minerality. I’d drink bottles over the coming couple of year but certainly would be unsurprised to see it age gracefully for over a decade."