Wine review: 2012 Varner Foxglove Chardonnay

(Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times)
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Who could use a nice, unoaked Chardonnay from the Central Coast? I could. And I suspect you could too. Lean and crisp, with bright citrus notes and a fine balance, the 2012 Varner Foxglove Chardonnay is a natural with food. It’s also an outstanding value for the price.

Enjoy it with grilled oysters, that shrimp you just threw on the barbie or some grilled salmon. It’s a good match for chilled summer soups and composed salads too.

Region: Central Coast

Price: $12 to $15

Style: Lean and crisp

What it goes with: Grilled fish and shellfish, chilled soups, composed salads.

Where to find it: BestWinesOnline, (888) 817-8880,; DomaineLA in Los Angeles, (323) 932-0280,; Manhattan Fine Wines in Manhattan Beach, (310) 374-3454,; Mission Wines in South Pasadena, (626) 403-9463,; Wally’s Wine & Spirits in West Los Angeles, (310) 475-0606,; Wine Exchange in Orange, (800) 76WINEX,; the Wine House in West Los Angeles, (310) 479-3731,; and Woodland Hills Wine Co. in Woodland Hills, (818) 222-1111 and (800) 678-9463,


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