Frank Family Vineyards Chardonnay Carneros 2012

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Spicy and cool on the nose with subtle nutty oak notes joining fresh citrus and golden apple fruit on the nose. Moderately large scaled in the mout... Read more

This has a nice dominated by spicy French oak with dried apple fruit and a bit of lemon oil. In the mouth this is very bright up front with big cit... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Frank Family Vineyards Chardonnay Carneros

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065197,989
4.50 5
11/15/2013

Spicy and cool on the nose with subtle nutty oak notes joining fresh citrus and golden apple fruit on the nose. Moderately large scaled in the mouth but at the same time nicely nervy with fine integrated acidity that is probably higher than one thinks though it is so nicely buffered by the fruit. A hint of creaminess develops with air, making this both soft and bright in the mouth with flavors of key lime pie and bitter apples that makes this particularly food friendly. The finish recalls the nose with a lovely spice aromatic quality. This is rather elegant consider how big it is and offers impressively pure and precise flavors marked by well judged oak. 92pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065197,989
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 07/06/2009

This has a nice dominated by spicy French oak with dried apple fruit and a bit of lemon oil. In the mouth this is very bright up front with big citrus tones that yield to a rich, viscous, powerfully built mid-palate full of pineapple, peach and apricot tones with plenty of acid backing it up yet it still becomes cloying and sticky on the backend. The finish is also sweet with big, pure notes of cinnamon toast with cream and vanilla. A lot of wine that’s not my style but should find many admirers. 90pts


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Snooth User: torbjorn222
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0.00 5
02/05/2014

92


Snooth User: auyeda
125756579
4.00 5
Vintage: 2011 07/04/2013

Buttery and big


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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2.00 5
Vintage: 2007 11/09/2009

- Tasted at Lee's Wine Experience 11/7/09


Snooth User: Wingman
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2007 05/17/2009

Frank Family has their Napa Chardonnay and their Carneros Chardonnay and unfortunately Snooth doesn't decipher between the two at this time. This review is for the Carneros Chardonnay which is far and away the best of the two. The Carneros Chardonnay is one of the few wines out there that I have tried that rival the Rombauer Charndonnay. It's smooth and buttery and goes great with any summer meal.


5.00 5
Vintage: 2005 07/05/2007

Deep, delicious chardonnay which I originally tasted at the winery. They serve it room temperature, and in fact it behaves very much like a red wine in the mouth. Aromas of apples. Nicely sugared, syrupy and smooth.


Snooth User: gr
63391,072
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 07/10/2007

Solid chard, and it's red-like behavior is interesting, and it manages to avoid the over-fruited and over-oaked behaviors that turns me off chardonnay at large (especially from the US).


Snooth User: Nawimean
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2005 04/08/2008

Creamy, buttery, smooth and not pretentious.


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Vintage: 2006 01/18/2009

Wine Tasting NotesFrank Family Vineyards Chardonnay has beautifully ripe aromas of a freshly baked apple pie, old fashioned vanilla cream soda, and roasted almonds. Finely textured, fleshy and smooth on the palate this wine has seamlessly integrated toasty oak and concentrated fruit flavors leading to a long elegant finish.


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