Franciscan Chardonnay 2009

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Ripe, generous aromas of apple, pear and honey with toasty oak. Sweet spice complemented with pear, apricot and peach...

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KOWines
Millstone Township, NJ (180 mi)
USD 16.44
750ml
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New York Wine Exchange
New York, NY (220 mi)
USD 16.99
750ml
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Very good. Oaky buttery with a taste of pears. After a time in the glass it got softer Read more

An excellent value at $16, this Napa Chardonnay is buttery and lightly oaked with sophisticated crisp acidity. Not overly fruity, subtle pear flavo... Read more

Phenomenal Chardonnay in a category overrun with mediocrity. Honey-colored and intensely aromatic with pear, butterscotch and yellow apples. Medium... Read more

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Snooth User: Mazzeo
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4.00 5
09/09/2011

Very good. Oaky buttery with a taste of pears. After a time in the glass it got softer


Snooth User: SArmour21
90619687
4.00 5
08/12/2011

An excellent value at $16, this Napa Chardonnay is buttery and lightly oaked with sophisticated crisp acidity. Not overly fruity, subtle pear flavors underlie a smooth clean flavor profile with lingering notes of vanilla.


External Reviews for Franciscan Chardonnay

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

Phenomenal Chardonnay in a category overrun with mediocrity. Honey-colored and intensely aromatic with pear, butterscotch and yellow apples. Medium to full bodied on the palate - a real mouthful of wine with a creamy, lees complexity making each sip a salivating experience. Citrus and a plush roundness on the finish add to the rich character of this affordable gem.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

This is clean and well-made if simple, with clean, delicate and modest flavors of pear, melon and citrus. Drink now through 2014.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

Full-bodied, with a round texture and smoky finish. Hints of tropical fruits peek out from behind the creamy oak flavors.


External Review
07/07/2011

WS 87 Pts - According to Wine Spectator - This is clean and well-made if simple, with clean, delicate and modest flavors of pear, melon and citrus. Winemaker Notes - Ripe, generous aromas of apple, pear and honey with toasty oak. Sweet spice complemented with pear, apricot and peach characteristics. Lively, rich, creamy and supple with notes of vanilla on the finish.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

Let this Chard warm up in the glass a bit; it will reveal intricate layers of grilled pineapples, vanilla bean and butterscotch. With a rich, creamy texture and firm finish, it's a very fine wine for the price.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
06/22/2011

Offers a rich, elegant beam of rich, creamy pear, apple, melon and spice, ending with a mineral edge. Drink now.


External Review
09/27/2011

The cool mandarin orange and mineral flavors come up against heat spikes that warm this to an exotic peach syrup in the finish. Serve it with pork chops roasted with peaches.


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1013963 Snooth User: bthiele
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3.50 5
01/22/2012

Winemaker's Notes:

Ripe, generous aromas of apple, pear and honey with toasty oak. Sweet spice complemented with pear, apricot and peach characteristics. Lively, rich, creamy and supple with notes of vanilla on the finish.

Ripe, generous aromas of apple, pear and honey with toasty oak. Sweet spice complemented with pear, apricot and peach characteristics. Lively, rich, creamy and supple with notes of vanilla on the finish.

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