Sarah Francis

Beckstoffer Carneros Lake Vineyard Chardonnay

9.548 ratings
9.623 pro ratings
Carneros, North Coast, California, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Ron R
9.5

Shit-the-bed Wednesday, and it was great!

Shit-the-bed Wednesday, and it was great!

Sep 22nd, 2022
Ron R
9.6

Anniversary celebration in Jamaica. Does not get better than this as I’m with my soulmate ♥️

Day 2 and this picked up some urgency and a touch more character. Increased the score as a result.

Anniversary celebration in Jamaica. Does not get better than this as I’m with my soulmate ♥️

Day 2 and this picked up some urgency and a touch more character. Increased the score as a result.

Aug 3rd, 2022
Ron R
9.5

What a way to kick-start the weekend. Impressive for its honied, unctuous nose. Palate displays caramelized notes with butterscotch, with an oily, silky texture. Ripe pineapples combine with allspice to complete an alluring presentation. While fully mature, this example is still singing from the rooftops.

What a way to kick-start the weekend. Impressive for its honied, unctuous nose. Palate displays caramelized notes with butterscotch, with an oily, silky texture. Ripe pineapples combine with allspice to complete an alluring presentation. While fully mature, this example is still singing from the rooftops.

Nov 13th, 2020
David L

Drink the 13’s up.

Drink the 13’s up.

Oct 22nd, 2020
David L

13’ Sarah Francis Chardonnay. Flipping ridiculous.

13’ Sarah Francis Chardonnay. Flipping ridiculous.

Jul 2nd, 2020
Ron R
9.4

This wine epitomizes spring. The nose was initially closed, due to the cool serving temp. Nose displays spring flowers, with hints of nutmeg and saffron.
The palate is all about finesse, elegance and grace. Subtle oak notes combine with citrus blossom. Medium length with moderate texture and sweetness. Suave and sophisticated. First SF, and it won’t be our last. Thanks so much for the reco,
@David L

This wine epitomizes spring. The nose was initially closed, due to the cool serving temp. Nose displays spring flowers, with hints of nutmeg and saffron.
The palate is all about finesse, elegance and grace. Subtle oak notes combine with citrus blossom. Medium length with moderate texture and sweetness. Suave and sophisticated. First SF, and it won’t be our last. Thanks so much for the reco,
@David L

Apr 26th, 2020
David L

California love!

California love!

Feb 8th, 2020
David L

Loving this juice! Previous notes still apply. EDIT- Holy crap 20 minutes in the glass... pure balance. Extraordinary

Loving this juice! Previous notes still apply. EDIT- Holy crap 20 minutes in the glass... pure balance. Extraordinary

Dec 6th, 2019
Jake Hajer

Entry is big, fermented butter and canned peaches, back end is dry mineral, chalk, slate, unripe quince. After 45 min in the glass it opens to candied ginger, brioche and coconut water. Complex, will be great with 5-10yr age.

Entry is big, fermented butter and canned peaches, back end is dry mineral, chalk, slate, unripe quince. After 45 min in the glass it opens to candied ginger, brioche and coconut water. Complex, will be great with 5-10yr age.

Sep 15th, 2019
David L

16’ Insanity! Drink at cellar temperature. Don’t see it getting any better. Drink them all up in the next 4/6 years. One of the better Chardonnay’s I’ve enjoyed from California!

16’ Insanity! Drink at cellar temperature. Don’t see it getting any better. Drink them all up in the next 4/6 years. One of the better Chardonnay’s I’ve enjoyed from California!

Jun 9th, 2019