Frank Family Vineyards 2011 Reserve, Lewis Vineyard Chardonnay

  • Year: 2011
  • Winery: Frank Family Vineyards
  • Varietal: Chardonnay
  • Region: Napa Valley
  • Retail Price: $62.00
  • Sale Price: $49.00

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The wine has pale straw and golden tones. Hints of orange blossom, peach marmalade and pineapple cake complement the sweet aromas of vanilla, brioche and roasted chestnuts. The palate is pure and elegant, delivering exquisite flavors of quince, dry pear and crème brûlée, while the lively acidity defines the wine, giving it a long and lasting finish.

95 points, Connoisseurs' Guide (Sept.13): "Ample proof that impressive wines will be found in even the most challenging vintages, this deep and beautifully balanced opus is brilliant by any standard. It is neatly composed and absolutely brimming with outgoing young fruit, and, although suggesting real layering at this early age, it has a sense of reserve to suggest that it is not close to showing all that it has. It is big; it is intense; it is eminently age-worthy, and it comfortably claims a place among the best Chardonnays of the 2011 class."

Just 1,584 cases made.

This wine was recently featured in The California Wine Club's wine of the month club.