Franciscan Chardonnay 2018 Wine

Vendor Franciscan
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The 2018 vintage of Franciscan Chardonnay offers a captivating and nuanced experience for the senses. With a luminous golden-yellow hue, this Chardonnay showcases a symphony of aromas that unfold upon every swirl. The nose is greeted by notes of ripe apple, pear, and citrus, creating a vibrant and inviting bouquet.

On the palate, the wine exhibits a harmonious balance between rich, creamy textures and a refreshing acidity. Flavors of tropical fruits, such as pineapple and hints of mango, intermingle with subtle nuances of vanilla and toasty oak imparted by careful barrel aging. The judicious use of oak adds depth and complexity without overshadowing the fruit characteristics.

The 2018 Franciscan Chardonnay is well-structured, with a medium to full body and a velvety mouthfeel. The finish is enduring, leaving a lingering impression of citrus zest and a touch of spice. Overall, this Chardonnay exemplifies the winemaker's artistry, delivering a wine that is both elegant and approachable, making it a delightful choice for those seeking a sophisticated and well-crafted expression of Napa Valley Chardonnay.



Tasting Notes

Tasting notes: Warm toasted oak, pear compote, vanilla sugar, pineapple, lemon zest, caramel apple, ripe pear, fresh vanilla bean, floral notes, and minerality
Aromas: Butter-drizzled nuts, toasted spice cake, mulling spices, vanilla bean gelato
Color: Golden yellow
Body: Velvety, vibrant, fruity medium body
Palate: Round palate with fine-grained tannins

Distillery Information

Vivid garnet in color with perfumed and inviting aromas of rich dark cherry, plum,chocolate, and layered undertones of vanilla, clove, black pepper, and sage. A well-balanced expression of fruit and oak elements fills the palate with cassis, bright cherry, dark berry, toast, cedar, and a hint of vanilla. Round but structured, with well-knit tannins that impart texture and length on the finish.