frank family chardonnay
Our Carneros Chardonnay is 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. 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 its lively acidity; with nuanced flavors of yellow apple, lemon curd, baked pear, melon, and subtle hints of oak toast.
Opening with ripe peaches, honeyed-drizzled melons and spiced apple notes with hints of buttered toast, beeswax and cashews, the Chardonnay Frank Family Lewis Vineyard delivers mouth-filling allspice and stone fruit flavors, with a pleasantly oily texture and great freshness, finishing long and savory.
Fleshy in fig, guava and a hearty helping of vanilla oak, this wine is of moderate build and lushly likable. The finish offers a sophisticated seasoning of anise.