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Frank Family Vineyards Chardonnay 2017

Napa Chardonnay from Frank Family Vineyards
Just $23.95/Btl.
Frank Family Vineyards Chardonnay 2017
Voted number 7 in Wine & Spirits Magazine's Top Restaurant Wines issue April, 2019

This wine appears light straw in the glass with aromas of toasted brioche, baking spices, and candied lemon rind. On the palate, the Carneros Chardonnay is full-bodied and creamy yet balanced by lively acidity; with nuanced flavors of yellow apple, lemon curd, baked pear, melon, and subtle hints of oak toast.

The foundation for the 2016 Carneros Chardonnay is Frank Familys Lewis Vineyard, located in the heart of Napa-Carneros,
near the shores of the San Pablo Bay. It is made up of 78 acres planted on gently rolling hills, with 68 acres planted to
Chardonnay and 10 acres planted to Pinot Noir. The predominant maritime influence of the Pacific Ocean creates the cool
temperature, fog and wind that make Carneros ideally suited for growing cool climate varietals. The Lewis Vineyard consists
primarily of shallow and dense clay loam soils, receiving only 20 inches of rainfall annually. The restricting soils result in extremely
low yields, producing grapes with strong character and balanced acidity. Other fruit sources for this wine include Beckstoer
Vineyards and Hudson Vineyards located in Napa-Carneros, and Sangiacomo Vineyards located in Sonoma-Carneros.

Barrel fermented in 34 new, 33 once and 33 twice-filled French oak barrels for 9 months. While ageing on the lees, the
wine was hand stirred regularly to promote depth and longevity.

VINTAGE 2017
VARIETAL COMPOSITION 100 Chardonnay
APPELLATION 100 Carneros: 77 Napa, 23 Sonoma
HARVEST DATE September 2nd - 26th, 2017
BOTTLED July 2018
ACID 0.61 g/100ml
pH 3.44
ALCOHOL 14.4
CASES 25,000
PROPRIETORS Rich & Leslie Frank
WINEMAKER Todd Graff
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