Our Napa Valley collection sources grapes from our four vineyards, and some from our favorite neighbors, including Beckstoffer, Red Barn, Quarry, and Sangiacomo. Our Napa Valley Cabernet, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir are all aged in French oak barrels, with one-third in new barrels, one-third in once-used barrels, and one-third in twice-used barrels, for balance.
A bright and balanced wine with vibrant aromatics of baked apple, white nectarine, and toasted oak. A lively entry of tropical fruit and citrus expands with notes of rich lemon curd and brioche bread pudding. Ample yet refined, this unmistakably Carneros wine finishes with a refreshing wave of acidity.
93 Points, Owen Bargreen
93 Points, Somm Journal
92 Points, Wine Spectator
- Harvest DateAugust 28 – October 7, 2021
- Acid0.58 g/100 ml
- Alcohol %14.4%
“A truly outstanding effort by winemaker Todd Graff. Japanese pear, cardamom dusted brioche and suggestions of vanilla creme brûlée all fill the palate, with serious stuffing and underlying minerality. This is really fantastic stuff for the price to enjoy now and over the next seven years.”
“Seamless, with a brilliant golden hue and an inviting nose of yellow apple and lemon custard. Creamy vanilla and pear meld with toasty, well-integrated oak on the palate.”
"Powerful, with richness to the concentrated salted butterscotch, peach pastry and dried apricot flavors. Delivers details of spices and honeycomb, with elegant fresh acidity weaving in and out to highlight the flavors."
This salty-sweet recipe is so easy to whip up and can be doubled to feed a crowd. Add a final drizzle of honey and a sprinkle of sea salt for the perfect homemade butter that plays up the honeycomb flavors and richness of Frank Family's Carneros Chardonnay.
This recipe combines our vibrant Carneros Chardonnay with blanco tequila to make an inventive and deliciously refreshing wine cocktail. This wine and margarita blend is everything you want out of a margarita…but more!
In Spanish, the word for dove is “Paloma.” This fresh and aromatic wine cocktail takes its inspiration from the classic tequila cocktail by the same name. Frank Family’s Carneros Chardonnay showcases bright, fresh citrus notes, which become amplified with the addition of muddled grapefruit wedges.
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