Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Review: **** $ Franciscan Estate Chardonnay, Napa Valley, California, 2011 = BEST VALUE

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Original tasting and review : This is Franciscan Estate Chardonnay, Napa Valley, California, 2011, finished at 13.5% alcohol.

In the glass: Clear hint yellow.

On the nose: Poured at room temperature and swirled vigorously, shows deep, voluptuous chardonnay tones, with some butterscotch, some oak, some bright fruit.  From the aroma, seems like this will be layered, lush and fun.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact much as expected, but even bigger and bolder than expected, with creamy fruit ringed by light, sweet, cheek-cleansing acids.  Clean and full finish.

In summary: Overall, rates four stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale, making this a bell-ringing best value.


Check out today's pricing and retail availability for Franciscan Estate Chardonnay.


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