White Wine by Foxen from Santa Maria Valley, California. Foxen’s Chardonnay Bien Nacido Vineyard Block UU is one of the quirkiest California Chardonnays you will come across. The plant material here is Chardonnay grafted onto own-rooted Riesling rootstock that was originally planted in the early 1970s. Oddly enough, this wine often shows distinctly tropical, Riesling-inflected notes. White peach, ash, slate, pear and crushed rocks show superb energy allied to power in a Chardonnay with searing intensity, fabulous balance and tons of personality.