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Varner Foxglove Zinfandel

California, USA

2014

Smooth Red

Zinfandel

The Foxglove range of wines from twin brothers Jim and Bob Varner are excellent value for such great quality wines. Bob is the winemaker and claims simplicity is the key to a great wine, letting the perfect fruit speak for itself. The Foxglove range is from Paso Robles in Central Coast, California.

"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, Vinous.

"...the gorgeously svelte, succulent, silky zinfandel was new to me – very different from the heady power chords offered by so many versions of this quintessentially Californian grape variety. This is zin for pinot lovers, with a nip of Italianate tanginess that is very good with Italian-accented red meat dishes." David Williams, The Guardian, April 2017

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Varner Winery

California

Hog Canyon and Northern area of Paso Robles, planted on rolling hills, loam soils No stems, no whole clusters at crusher, pressed at dryness, malo-lactic completed after pressing.

Tom Harrow

Wine Director

Tom Harrow

Jim and Bob Varner are really hitting their stride, with lots of great reviews from critics and clients, who only need to try their wines once to become converts!  I think three factors particularly contribute to their success:  The selection of really good quality, ripe but never over-ripe fruit; eschewing the use of new oak entirely, so really encouraging the natural spice and sweet berry, cherry flavours of the Zin to come to the fore without being smothered in the vanilla custard that often results from new American barriques; and finally, the price - in a world where so often U.S. wines are split sharply between the supermarket bottom shelf and $200 Napa icon Cabernets, the Foxglove wines offer a brilliant third option.

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Varner Winery

California



After lavishing his attention on icon wines high up in the Santa Cruz mountains, Jim Warner comes down to Paso Robles, Central Coast, California where the Foxglove range of wines comes from Jim’s twin brother, Bob, is the winemaker. Bob’s ethos is to let the fruit do the talking. Simplicity is the key and he claims if you start with perfect fruit, then the winemaking needs minimal intervention. The Foxglove range is getting a fine reputation for superb quality price ratio. Others in the range are Zinfandel and Chardonnay.

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  • Vintage 2014
  • Grape Zinfandel
  • Region California
  • Country USA
  • Type Red
  • Style Smooth Red
  • Occasion Drinks well alone, Friends Coming
  • Quaffability Complex
  • Sweetness Dry
  • Drinkability Drink now
  • Food Match Fowl - Slow Roasted Duck
  • Serving Advice No
  • Bottle Size 75cl
  • Abv 14.7%
  • Closure Cork
  • Oak Unoaked
  • Tannin Low
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Standard Delivery takes 2-3 working days and costs £7.50 for orders under £75. Orders over £75 are subject to FREE Standard Delivery. Standard and Express Delivery is available for most mainland UK postcodes as listed in our T&Cs. Express Delivery costs £12.50. Express delivery orders over £75 are £5.
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