91 Points - California Grapevine June 1, 2016
Gold Medal, Best in Class - New World International - Feb 2016
Gold Medal, Best in Class - “North of the Gate” Wine Comp - Mar 2016
Gold Medal - West Coast Wine Competition - Feb 2016
Gold Medal - Monterey Wine Competition - Mar 2016
The 2014 Frank Family Napa Valley Chardonnay is fruit forward with aromas of white flowers, stone fruit, and lemon zest jumping from the glass. The palate offers hints of sweet vanilla, leading to a rich enveloping palate of lychee fruit and toasted almonds. This wine has wonderful length and perfectly balanced. Medium to full bodied with great length, this is early evidence that the hype about 2014 is true, and we may have another stellar vintage to look forward to. Chardonnay lovers will not want to miss this one.
Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
Appellation: Napa Valley
Harvest Date: September 2th - October 9th, 2014
Acid: 0.61 g/100ml
Aging: Barrel fermented in 34% new, 33% once and 33% twice-filled French oak barrels for 9 months.
Frank Family Vineyards wines are produced in small quantities and currently sold only at the winery and a handful of select restaurants and wine shops. A visit to the winery is not complete without a story-filled tour or at least a walk through the historic building where the thick, stone walls, high-stacked barrels and rich bouquet of aging wines create the utmost in winery ambience. The winery provides separate tasting areas for sparkling wines and still wines. Just outside, to the south of the building, visitors are welcome to sit under the giant oak trees, relax at the wooden picnic tables and enjoy spectacular vineyard views.
Learn more at www.frankfamilyvineyards.com.