Franciscan Estate Chardonnay 2016
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|Region||California, Napa Valley|
With Chardonnay, Franciscan Estate looks for the sort of richness and opulence that malolactic fermentation and sur lie aging in oak barrels bring. They help to deliver that delicious, creamy complexity for which Franciscan Estate Chardonnay is known. But Chardonnay also needs a foundation, a structure, for all that richness and fruit. Minerality is essential. So, we turn to cooler vineyards in southern Napa Valley, particularly the Carneros District, where the soil is dense clay. The result is grapes that offer impressive structure and mineral flair.