Frank Family Vineyards Chardonnay Carneros, CA

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Frank Family Vineyards Chardonnay Carneros, CA

Frank Family Vineyards Chardonnay Carneros, CA

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PRODUCT OVERVIEW/REVIEWS: 
Frank Family Vineyards was established in 1992 by Richard and Leslie Frank, who purchased the historic Larkmead Winery in Calistoga that was built in 1884 and is considered a historic landmark in the Napa Valley. This purchase roughly coincided with the acquisition of a family home, named Winston Hill, in Rutherford. These properties enabled the Franks to start making wine from the most esteemed AVAs in the Valley and expand their holdings. Today, Richard and Leslie’s children and grandchildren have continued the family legacy with the help of winemaker Todd Graff. Their wines are pure expressions of varietal, American ingenuity, and Napa Valley terroir.

The 2021 Frank Family Vineyards Chardonnay Carneros was sourced primarily from the family's Lewis Vineyard, with some fruit sourced from Beckstoffer and Sangiacomo Vineyards. Barrel fermented and aged in 34% new, 33% once-, and 33% twice-filled French oak barrels for 9 months, it is a bright and balanced wine with vibrant aromatics of baked apple, white nectarine, and toasted oak. A lively entry of tropical fruit and citrus expands with notes of rich lemon curd and brioche bread pudding. Ample yet refined, this unmistakably Carneros wine finishes with a refreshing wave of acidity (winery notes).

Check out the press!

92 points, Wine Spectator:
"Powerful, with richness to the concentrated salted butterscotch, peach pastry, and dried apricot flavors. Delivers details of spices and honeycomb, with elegant, fresh acidity weaving in and out to highlight the flavors." (6/30/23 Issue)

91 points, Vinous:
"The 2021 Chardonnay (Carneros) is soft, open-knit, and very easy to like. Lemon confit, white flowers, mint, and white pepper lend vibrancy to this steely, finely-cut Chardonnay from Frank Family. All the elements are very nicely balanced throughout." (10/22)

91 points, James Suckling:
"A clean and poised chardonnay with nougat, sliced apple, and pear, and a hint of vanilla. Medium body. Bright acidity." (10/5/22)

90 points, Jeb Dunnuck:
"Lots of orchard fruits, mango, and floral nuances emerge from the 2021 Chardonnay Carneros, a juicy, elegant, medium-bodied Chardonnay that has a clean, dry finish. It’s a rock-solid Chardonnay to enjoy over the coming couple of years." (2/16/23)

PRODUCT DETAILS: }
Producer Name: Frank Family Vineyards
Old/New World: Old World
Country of Origin: United States
Region: California
Sub-Region: North Coast
Village/Vineyard/Climat: Carneros
Quality Designation: AVA
Grape Varietals: Chardonnay
Vintage: 2021
Product Type: Wine
Wine Style: Fuller Body White
Winemaker: Todd Graff
ABV: 14.4%
Pack/Size: 12/750 ml
Container Type: Green glass burgundy-style bottle
Closure Style: Natural Cork

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