This vintage continues Franciscan's tradition of using the lost art of wild yeast fermentation. Half of the blend was made in this labor-intensive way to showcase the expressive Chardonnay fruit and the small lot craftsmanship that makes Franciscan wines distinctive.
Appearance: Pale lemon yellow
Aroma: Pretty stone fruit and ripe pear, with lemon peel notes. Layered
aromas with enticing minerality, hints of cream and vanilla, and
crisp apple undertones.
Flavor: Fresh and lively, yet good richness and body. Flavors of... View More
Franciscan is one of Napa Valley's most venerable wineries, reaching back more than three decades. Franciscan wines take their signature style - rich, vibrant flavors framed by supple tannins - from the ideal climate offered by Napa Valley's cool, southern half and from the time-honored tradition of small-lot winemaking, blending from hundreds of barrels to craft fine wines that fully express the classic Bordeaux varieties.
Franciscan was founded in 1972 by a group of lawyers and... View More