Carneros Chardonnay 2018
Frank Family Vineyards
- RegionCarneros Napa Valley,
This wine appears light straw in the glass with aromas of toasted brioche, baking spices, and candied lemon rind. On the palate, the Carneros Chardonnay is full-bodied and creamy yet balanced by lively acidity; with nuanced flavors of yellow apple, lemon curd, baked pear, melon, and subtle hints of oak toast.
Barrel fermented in 34% new, 33% once and 33% twice-filled French oak barrels for 9 months. While ageing on the lees, the wine was hand stirred regularly to promote depth and longevity.
Producer: Frank Family Vineyards
Frank Family Vineyards was founded in 1992 by former Disney Studios President, Rich Frank. First constructed as the Historic Larkmead Winery in 1884, the stone building on property is the third oldest in Napa and appears on the National Register of Historical Places. Today, Frank Family has grown to encompass more than 380 acres of vineyards across Napa Valley’s most acclaimed appellations. Frank Family welcomes guests daily to the property’s original yellow Craftsman house, home to their iconic tasting room, named “Best Napa Winery” by the Bay Area A-List for an unprecedented eight years in a row.
Frank Family Vineyards has built a reputation as a world-class producer of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. In addition to estate-grown Cabernet and Chardonnay, Frank Family also produces méthode champenoise sparkling wines, Petite Sirah, Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, and Zinfandel.