Frank Family Vineyards

Carneros Chardonnay

9.0371 ratings
8.834 pro ratings
Carneros, North Coast, California, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
James Forsyth

Tropical and luscious. Pineapple, citrus. Nice depth. #wbc18

Tropical and luscious. Pineapple, citrus. Nice depth. #wbc18

Oct 7th, 2018
Jonathan Wall

Laser tropical fruits up front. no oak and butter bomb here.

Laser tropical fruits up front. no oak and butter bomb here.

Aug 27th, 2018
Sipping Fine Wine

Owned by Richard Frank and Koerner Rombauer. Straw with aromas of ripe fruits, citrus & vanilla scents. On the palate complex flavors of crisp apple, melon & lemon, balanced with good acidity & great mouthfeel. Lingering finish ending with toasty mineral spice. Nice, opened 6 months after lates tasting and flavors were enhanced. Great Chard.

Owned by Richard Frank and Koerner Rombauer. Straw with aromas of ripe fruits, citrus & vanilla scents. On the palate complex flavors of crisp apple, melon & lemon, balanced with good acidity & great mouthfeel. Lingering finish ending with toasty mineral spice. Nice, opened 6 months after lates tasting and flavors were enhanced. Great Chard.

Mar 18th, 2018
Elizabeth Ulrichs

Light oak and a little bit of peaches.

Light oak and a little bit of peaches.

4 people found it helpfulJul 21st, 2014
Wilfred Wong

Chief Storyteller, Wine.com

8.6

The 2012 Frank Family Vyds Chardonnay is a super delish Carneros effort! Aromatic, with core fruit and an accent of delectable sweet oak; drives long and tenderly on the palate; steers into the place of precision and crispness. Perfect with Oysters Rocketfeller. A big yum to this one! #chardonnay #carneros #wine #californiawine

The 2012 Frank Family Vyds Chardonnay is a super delish Carneros effort! Aromatic, with core fruit and an accent of delectable sweet oak; drives long and tenderly on the palate; steers into the place of precision and crispness. Perfect with Oysters Rocketfeller. A big yum to this one! #chardonnay #carneros #wine #californiawine

3 people found it helpfulAug 24th, 2013
Lisa Hightower

Went nicely with the Chilean sea bass.

Went nicely with the Chilean sea bass.

1 person found it helpfulJan 1st, 2015
Shawn R

Works for the plane ride back to Texas.

Works for the plane ride back to Texas.

Dec 4th, 2016
Tobin Trevarthen

Nice serviceable Chardonnay.

Nice serviceable Chardonnay.

Oct 9th, 2016
Dan Thomas

Solid rich and buttery with some acid to balance it out.

Solid rich and buttery with some acid to balance it out.

May 14th, 2016
Matt Sterr

1/3 new oak. Round but fruit-driven with balanced acid.

1/3 new oak. Round but fruit-driven with balanced acid.

Mar 1st, 2016