Franzia

17000 E STATE HIGHWAY 120
RIPON, CA 95366
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Franzia is a wine brand known for its “WineTap” box wines, out of the Yosemite area of California. The brand is named for Teresa Franzia, who founded the winery in 1906. The box wines began in the 1970s and were an instant success. The wines are available in 3 and 5 liter cartons, offered in a wide range of styles in white, red and rosé as well as sangria, Sunset Blush and other blends. 

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  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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Franzia on Snooth

  • Franzia Chillable Box 2005

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    Very fruity. Not bitter. Not bad! Read More

    Wine review by Msteiner38


  • Carlo Rossi Chardonnay 2011

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    Having left California where wine is ridiculously cheap (Two-buck Chuck at ... ... at ... them for years. The Franzia and Vella wines are still iffy--a Vella "Chilean Red" was oversweet to the point of undrinkable, but I tried the Carlo Rossi Reserve Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon and found them to be excellent wines. I was surprised that th... Read More

    Wine review by Jeremyxbrown


  • Franzia Zinfandel California White Zinfandel 2003

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    This is my everyday glass or so of wine. Cheap, yet pretty darn good. Definitely worth the price! Read More

    Wine review by numbsoul1


  • Franzia Sunset Blush California NV

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    No written review

    Wine review by numbsoul1


  • Franzia Vintner Select 2000

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    I'm not a wine snob, so Franzia in the box has been a staple for a while at my place. Once in a while I spring for something nice. I usually tell my friends I can't tell the difference between Franzia and wines that cost a little more. However, this year it is acidic and sharp tasting, difficult to drink. Unfortunately, I bought 2 boxes becau... Read More

    Wine review by EPIndy


  • Just ran across this mini-series of articles on Italian varietals in California, and thought it might be of interest:http://www.examiner.com/x-8614-San-Jose-Wine-Examiner~y2009m8d19-Italian-Varietals-California-Grownhttp://www.examiner.com/x-8614-San-Jose-Wine-Examiner~y2009m8d20-Italian-varietals-California-grown--Part-2--White-wineshttp://www.... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Italian varietals in California


  • Barefoot Moscato NV

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    I'm new to wines, and often haven't ventured outside of Whiter Zinfandels, Chillable Red (Franzia) and Smitschonne (sp?) Riesling. Someone just recommended Moscato to me, so I went to the liquor store and among the sea of moscato's, decided to pick Barefoot b/c it was rated a best buy. I have to say I love it! It's perfectly fruity and sweet eno... Read More

    Wine review by newmoscatofan


  • This week on East Coast Wine Geeks we review HARLOW Ridge 2008 Lodi Pinot Noir. We wrap up our very first season with this formerly award winning wine. Will this vintage hold up to its predecessors? Find out on iTunes (East Coast Wine Geeks) or at http://www.eastcoastwinegeeks.comHave you had this wine? Let me know what you thought! Read More

    Forum post in the topic Harlow Ridge 2008 Lodi Pinot...


  • Franzia Sunset Blush California NV

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    The water I pulled from A Chernobyl Pond had more body and flavour! Read More

    Wine review by nothankyou


  • Hesketh Shiraz Barossa Valley the Protagonist 2005

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    Hands down, the worst "wine" I've ever opened, ever! This is pure, ... why it ... why it has a problem - why Franzia via Two Buck Chuck is increasingly all many care to buy. At two bucks, so what? I speand more for a Quarter Pounder.Hesketh and Sorting Table, screw yo Read More

    Wine review by equinoxranch


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