KOWines USD 16.44 750ml
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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 characteristics. Lively, rich, creamy and supple with notes of vanilla on the finish.

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Franciscan Oakville Estate:
Franciscan has its roots deeply embedded in the soil of Napa Valley. Founded over three decades ago, wine industry revolutionaries Raymond Duncan and Justin Meyer shaped the winery’s beginnings. In 1985, renowned vintner Agustin Huneeus took over the reins, leading the winery to greatness through innovation and a commitment to small-lot winemaking. Today, Director of Winemaking Janet M... Read more
Franciscan has its roots deeply embedded in the soil of Napa Valley. Founded over three decades ago, wine industry revolutionaries Raymond Duncan and Justin Meyer shaped the winery’s beginnings. In 1985, renowned vintner Agustin Huneeus took over the reins, leading the winery to greatness through innovation and a commitment to small-lot winemaking. Today, Director of Winemaking Janet Myers is preserving the winery’s legacy while leading it into the future. “We inherited a craftsman’s ethic here: work with nature, work in small lots, innovate. Our uniqueness depends on the details,” she says. All of Franciscan’s winemakers have left their individual marks, but all have remained true to Franciscan’s signature: bold wines with the rare combination of rich, vibrant flavors yet fine, supple texture. Read less
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Member Reviews for Franciscan Chardonnay

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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

Ripe and oaky, with intense fig, pear, vanilla and spice notes that hang together nicely. Has plenty of flavor, drinks well now, but may be more interesting by mid-1993.


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

Ripe apple, pear, honey and rich buttery flavors balanced with crisp acidity, attractive length and a clean finish.


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

Nicely integrated apple and butter aromas on the nose. Clean, full-spectrum fruit shines, with apple and citrus prevailing. Good fruit-to-acid balance. Finishes long and tangy. Solid and stylish.


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

Well proportioned, with a nice interplay of ripe pear, apple and melon and floral notes. Quite appealing though lacking the extra dimensions to be outstanding. Drink now through 2001.


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

Tight, youthful and taut, with a rich, complex core of pear, spice, honey and toast flavors. Tastes young and tight now, but the flavor profile is impressive; should become more forward and attractive with a little age and hold well through 1995.


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

Intense, with ripe flavors of pear, citrus, butter and minerals, finishing with a pleasant vanilla note.


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

Deftly balanced, with a pretty band of ripe pear, spice, citrus and light oak shadings, gaining depth and complexity on the finish.


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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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