Franciscan Chardonnay Napa Valley 750 ml • 2015 •

country: United States / region: California / style: Wine / size: 750 ml / manufacturer: Franciscan / vintage: 2015 / sku: 19729
Wine Enthusiast   88 Points
Reg. $16.99 $9.99
DESCRIPTION:
Rich with bright fruit. Minerals and cream with honeyed pear-apple. Bright and vibrant palate shows rich flavors evoking apple galette, honey, and creamy vanilla bean. Full and round with a rich mouthfeel and a long finish of Asian pear with toasty oak notes. 100% Chardonnay



With Chardonnay, Franciscan Estate looks for the sort of richness and opulence that malolactic fermentation and sur lie aging in oak barrels bring. They help to deliver that delicious, creamy complexity for which Franciscan Estate Chardonnay is known. But Chardonnay also needs a foundation, a structure, for all that richness and fruit. Minerality is essential. So, we turn to cooler vineyards in southern Napa Valley, particularly the Carneros District, where the soil is dense clay. The result is grapes that offer impressive structure and mineral flair.



• Chardonnay •
SUGGESTED FOOD PAIRING:
Beef
Caviar
Charcuterie-Cheese
Chicken
Game
Appetizers
Lobster-Crab
Pork

Ratings

Wine Enthusiast   88 Points
WEWine Enthusiast: 88 points
Oaky butterscotch and baked pear notes give this lushly composed white equal parts heat and body. The apple flavor seems baked and warming on the palate, lending additional richness on the toast-laced finish.