Franciscan Oakville Estate Chardonnay Napa Valley Carneros Cuvée Sauvage 2006

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Hints of apple skins, clove and smoked ham. Very complex and wild. I really liked this. -Tasted at the winery 9/20/09 Found a single bottle at a wine store, so being that I enjoyed it at the winery, I got it and had it for Christmas dinner. Went great with the ham! Such a rustic and wild type of chardonnay, it will benefit from some breathing and time open. Just as complex and nice the second time! 12/26/09

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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

Member Reviews for Franciscan Oakville Estate Chardonnay Napa Valley Carneros Cuvée Sauvage

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
4.00 5
12/29/2009

Hints of apple skins, clove and smoked ham. Very complex and wild. I really liked this. -Tasted at the winery 9/20/09 Found a single bottle at a wine store, so being that I enjoyed it at the winery, I got it and had it for Christmas dinner. Went great with the ham! Such a rustic and wild type of chardonnay, it will benefit from some breathing and time open. Just as complex and nice the second time! 12/26/09


Snooth User: syncnite
19701979
2.50 5
02/11/2011

Wild is right. Also obvious honey, vanilla, green mellons. Over rated.


Snooth User: spc73
58604744
4.00 5
10/31/2010

Four glasses




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