Wine Enthusiast – 92 points
Foxen’s UU bottling is practically an insurance policy for great Chardonnay in any vintage. With 2012, the winery was granted a balanced, even harvest, with the resulting wine showing brisk acidity and subtle fruit and mineral flavors, touched with sweet oak. It defines a cool-climate style of Chardonnay in a most delicious way
Wine & Spirits – 91 points
The block’s shale-laced benchland soil produces notably concentrated fruit. Ergo this powerful yet balanced Chardonnay, displaying a mouthwatering tension between its pink grapefruit tang and its warm, sun-charged breadth. There’s a fair amount of oak onthe wine, which integrates as it takes on air. A dynamic Bien Nacido Chardonnay for grilled Pacific swordfish with a fruit salsa.
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate – 90+ points
Just bottled and a beautiful, mineral-driven effort that boasts aromas of white peach, white flowers, subtle toast and baking bread, the 2012 Chardonnay Block UU – Bien Nacido Vineyard is medium-bodied, juicy and lively on the palate. This all-around classy, lean and focused Chardonnay has outstanding depth and length, and will have 4-5 years of prime drinking. Drink now-2017. Both of these Chardonnays could warrant higher ratings in another year once they settle in bottle.