100% Chardonnay from Napa Valley, California.
SRP of $18 and available for as low as $12. Sample submitted for review.
From the bottle:
"At Franciscan Estate we devote ourselves to crafting wines from our estate vineyards and other cooler vineyards of Napa Valley for rich flavor and supple body. This Chardonnay was fermented and aged sur lie in small oak barrels for seven months, producing a wine with plush layers of citrus, pear, apple and vanilla spice.
The 2011 Franciscan Estate Napa Valley Chardonnay begins with pleasant aromas of lemon cream, spiced apples, a little cinnamon and some floral notes. Tasting the wine reveals this one definitely has a little butter to it, but it's nowhere near big time oak. The lemon cream continues but there are some crisp and juicy pear and citrus notes as well. You'll also find a good shot of vanilla. It ends with some tart fruit, a few mineral notes and good length. Solid!
Also check out our review of the Franciscan Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 - Take a Vow of Delicious.
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