Frank Family Chardonnay 2017

Frank Family Chardonnay 2017
$35.99
$32.39

SKU 04642

750ml

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Housed in Napa Valley's historic Larkmead Winery, Frank Family hand crafts wines to honor its great heritage. Their golden colored Carneros Chardonnay opens with aromas of guava, pear and a hint of butterscotch. Copious layers of flavors are found on the palate—from vanilla and caramel covered apples to honeysuckle, lemon curd and a touch of almond. The wine is bright and juicy.

The foundation for the Carneros Chardonnay is Frank Family’s Lewis Vineyard, located in the heart of Napa-Carneros, near the shores of the San Pablo Bay. It is made up of 78 acres planted on gently rolling hills, with 68 acres planted to Chardonnay and 10 acres planted to Pinot Noir. The predominant maritime influence of the Pacific Ocean creates the cool temperature, fog and wind that make Carneros ideally suited for growing cool climate varietals. The Lewis Vineyard consists primarily of shallow and dense clay loam soils, receiving only 20 inches of rainfall annually. The restricting soils result in extremely low yields, producing grapes with strong character and balanced acidity.

Other fruit sources for this wine include Beckstoffer Vineyards and Hudson Vineyards located in Napa-Carneros, and Sangiacomo Vineyards located in Sonoma-Carneros.  Barrel fermented in 34% new, 33% once and 33% twice-filled French oak barrels for 9 months. While aging on the lees, the wine was hand stirred regularly to promote depth and longevity. 

Frank Family Vineyards was first constructed as Larkmead Winery in 1884. It became Kornell Champagne Cellars for a time before it was bought in 1992 by Rich Frank, the former President of Walt Disney Studios.

Category White Wine
Varietal
Region California, Napa Valley, Carneros
Brand Frank Family

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No Sulfites Added

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