Frank Family Vineyards

Carneros Chardonnay

8.9127 ratings
8.814 pro ratings
Carneros, North Coast, California, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
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
Sipping Fine Wine

At a restaurant and tried another bottle. Still fresh stone fruit aromas with a touch of spice. Peaches, pears and pears with a slight citrus tang. Well balanced with lively acidity. The oak flavors seemed more pronounced than my notes indicated from the previous tasting. Still wonderful.

At a restaurant and tried another bottle. Still fresh stone fruit aromas with a touch of spice. Peaches, pears and pears with a slight citrus tang. Well balanced with lively acidity. The oak flavors seemed more pronounced than my notes indicated from the previous tasting. Still wonderful.

Feb 14th, 2016
Matt Sterr

Carneros fruit. Pure, fruit drive, clean, medium weight.

Carneros fruit. Pure, fruit drive, clean, medium weight.

Oct 30th, 2015
George Hunter

Alcohol up front. Finishes florally.

Alcohol up front. Finishes florally.

Sep 12th, 2017
Rob Grosskopf

Complex and balanced. Has a soft mouth feel and delivers a long finish. You can smell and taste the oak, white flowers, and lemon. It makes you feel like you should be in a field somewhere enjoying a picnic with seafood and a bottle of this.

Complex and balanced. Has a soft mouth feel and delivers a long finish. You can smell and taste the oak, white flowers, and lemon. It makes you feel like you should be in a field somewhere enjoying a picnic with seafood and a bottle of this.

Nov 27th, 2016
Michael Schamis

Rich, lightly oaked nose with creamy notes of lemon oil, peach and pineapple. Lush, creamy but bright and zesty on the palate. Flavors of citrus and stone fruits lead to gentile notes of oak with big, bright, juicy acidity. The finish is lush with continuing acidity and a last quick remainder of fruit. Delicious fall wine with butternut squash risotto.

Rich, lightly oaked nose with creamy notes of lemon oil, peach and pineapple. Lush, creamy but bright and zesty on the palate. Flavors of citrus and stone fruits lead to gentile notes of oak with big, bright, juicy acidity. The finish is lush with continuing acidity and a last quick remainder of fruit. Delicious fall wine with butternut squash risotto.

Oct 3rd, 2016
Marc Melser

We had this on 8/2-3/16. Nice tastes of vanilla, oak, lemon and pineapple.

We had this on 8/2-3/16. Nice tastes of vanilla, oak, lemon and pineapple.

Aug 6th, 2016
Marc Melser

We had this on 6/17/16. A real good Chardonnay with tastes of vanilla, oak, lemon and pineapple. Smooth finish and no acid. 2013 vintage

We had this on 6/17/16. A real good Chardonnay with tastes of vanilla, oak, lemon and pineapple. Smooth finish and no acid. 2013 vintage

Jul 17th, 2016
Jeff Ball

Sweet, flat, flavor of green apples.

Sweet, flat, flavor of green apples.

May 30th, 2016
AlexP

$33 Grape Connection. Similar to Rombauer but a bit heavier.

$33 Grape Connection. Similar to Rombauer but a bit heavier.

May 12th, 2016