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2013 Franciscan Chardonnay "Napa Valley"

Winery: Franciscan

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Napa Valley"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $18

Cases produced: 130,000

KWG Score: 88 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: April 19, 2016

Wine Review: This light yellow colored Chardonnay from Franciscan opens with a fragrant lemon and new oak bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium to full bodied, slightly acidic and round. The flavor profile is an vanilla oak influenced apple with notes of pineapple and white pepper spice. The finish is dry and its fruit flavors and tingly acidity linger and last for quite a while. This Chard would be a nice wedding wine that can be paired with chicken francese. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Pale yellow, flinty mineral notes with hints of pear compote and vanilla bean, followed by toasted hazelnuts and Meyer lemon curd. Lovely, creamy, and vibrant with honeycrisp apple and pear fruit filling the palate. White nectarine and lemon zest lead to a round and generous mouthfeel with a crisp line of minerality.

Organic status: not organic

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