Foxen 2022 Old Vine Chenin Blanc Ernesto Wickenden Vineyard Santa Maria Valley
"Foxen was making Chenin Blanc off of these old vines before, during and after it was cool. It's cool again, and they're still doing it best. Aromas of smashed up sandstone, pomelo pith and melon rind lead into a palate wrapped in a leathery grip and expressive in unique lemon-verbena and dried apple flavors." Wine Enthusiast
The Chenin Blanc Ernesto Wickenden Vineyard Old Vines is a dense, powerful wine that shows the more savory side of Chenin off to great effect. Dried flowers, herb, almonds and mineral inflections give the Chenin its super distinctive personality. There is plenty of texture and depth, but the fruit is pushed into the background. The Foxen Chenin is one of the most distinctive wines in Santa Barbara. It is also an insane value.