Frank Family Vineyards

Carneros Chardonnay

8.828 ratings
9.03 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
Sipping Fine Wine

Last ‘17 in cellar. Pale lemon with aromas of ripe fruits, citrus & toasty vanilla scents. On the palate complex flavors of crisp apple, melon & lemon, well balanced with acidity on nice mouthfeel. Long finish ending with toasty mineral spice. Should continue to age well. A Great Chard. Good value!

Last ‘17 in cellar. Pale lemon with aromas of ripe fruits, citrus & toasty vanilla scents. On the palate complex flavors of crisp apple, melon & lemon, well balanced with acidity on nice mouthfeel. Long finish ending with toasty mineral spice. Should continue to age well. A Great Chard. Good value!

May 10th, 2021
Sipping Fine Wine

Just tried the ‘17. Pale lemon with aromas of ripe fruits, citrus & toasty vanilla scents. On the palate complex flavors of crisp apple, melon & lemon, well balanced with acidity on nice mouthfeel. Long finish ending with toasty mineral spice. Should age well. I have a few bottles that I will open over next 12 months and report. A Great Chard. Good value!

Just tried the ‘17. Pale lemon with aromas of ripe fruits, citrus & toasty vanilla scents. On the palate complex flavors of crisp apple, melon & lemon, well balanced with acidity on nice mouthfeel. Long finish ending with toasty mineral spice. Should age well. I have a few bottles that I will open over next 12 months and report. A Great Chard. Good value!

Oct 18th, 2020
Tobin Trevarthen

A standard Chard that has a Malo impact through. A bit on the oaked side of the ledger for my taste, but worked well with our cheese plate offerings.

A standard Chard that has a Malo impact through. A bit on the oaked side of the ledger for my taste, but worked well with our cheese plate offerings.

Aug 24th, 2019
Danny Owens

Full flavor, peaches...a bit hot on the finish

Full flavor, peaches...a bit hot on the finish

Sep 28th, 2021
Jay Bergesen

Full, rich, oaky but not overly so.

Full, rich, oaky but not overly so.

Jun 13th, 2020
Momo Sa

Actually a chardonnay, but lucious and buttery. Will def have again.

Actually a chardonnay, but lucious and buttery. Will def have again.

May 24th, 2020
Rich Roberts

Easy drinking and enjoyable, crisp for barrel chard, would like a bit more warmth, but would buy again.

Easy drinking and enjoyable, crisp for barrel chard, would like a bit more warmth, but would buy again.

May 12th, 2020
William Hicks

Thanksgiving, honestly I usually don't like white wine but this kinda slaps. best white I've had.

Thanksgiving, honestly I usually don't like white wine but this kinda slaps. best white I've had.

Nov 27th, 2019
Lloyd Everard

Very good without being too oakey. Nice balance

Very good without being too oakey. Nice balance

Sep 16th, 2019
Dennis Kellison

Lite oak, creamy, nice chard

Lite oak, creamy, nice chard

Sep 11th, 2019