2013 Frank Family Carneros Chardonnay
Starting out with light, impeccably clean, mildly floral aromas of candied lemons and green apples and following up with like-minded, if slightly softer-than-expected flavors, this well-scrubbed middleweight hits the right varietal marks in a somewhat quiet way, and its principle message of straightforward fruit tags it as a Chardonnay to be enjoyed while still buoyed by the enlivening freshness of youth.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2013 Chardonnay reveals a more projected, intense bouquet of citrus oil and spice, medium body, good fruit and a restrained use of oak. (RP)
Tropical in personality, with a leanness of pineapple and guava, this wine holds a concentration of oak-influenced flavor and texture at its heart. It ends generously sultry in sweet Tahitian vanilla.
Centered on ripe, juicy red and green apple flavors, with a dash of quince and citrus, ending with a long, clean and mouthwatering finish.
Named 2012 Winery by the Year from the Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine! The new Chardonnay release from Frank Family is sourced from the Carneros, in the southern Napa Valley, and displays its signature volume and length, with ripe peachy and tropical citrus fruit aromas and flavors, a lush and creamy mid-palate, and layers of toasty oak spice.