2012 Foxglove Chardonnay
I’m not sure why (summertime perhaps, and Sauv Blancs are wearing me out) but I’ve been gravitating toward a lot of the Costco Chardonnays that I’ve found stocked at the stores around the Atlanta area. One thing that stands out from my sampling is that Chardonnay lends itself to much different characteristics depending on where it is grown and how it is produced. I really enjoyed the Morgan Chardonnay from Santa Lucia Highlands, but didn’t care as much for the Ferrari-Carano Sonoma Chardonnay due to an overabundance of oak (for my tastes). This Foxglove bottle falls somewhere in between, and at $12.99 is the most competitively priced of the group.
This wine has big aromas of lemon and citrus, leading into more of that flavor on the palate. It’s a rather simple Chardonnay, easy drinking and straightforward. The citrus flavors hit big when I was enjoying the wine with a summer salad, but became a little more subdued on its own. The wine finishes with a bit of sweet tart, and wraps up rather quickly. It’s a good choice in this price range on a hot summer day. At $13, I didn’t find much to not like, but it didn’t have the depth I found in the Morgan Chardonnay which was only a few dollars more.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 85 Points
Costco item number: 550130