Frank Family Chardonnay 2021 (Napa Valley, California) - [WS 92] [JS 91] [VM 91] [JD 90]
Frank Family Chardonnay 2021 (Napa Valley, California) - [WS 92] [JS 91] [VM 91] [JD 90]

Frank Family Chardonnay 2021
(Napa Valley, California) - [WS 92] [JS 91] [VM 91] [JD 90]

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First constructed as the Larkmead Winery in 1884, the building was refinished with native sandstone from the nearby hills in 1906 and still stands tall today. Owner Richard Frank produces Chardonnay, Zinfandel, Sangiovese and several distinctly different Cabernet Sauvignons from various sites. The Zinfandel comes from the Brown Vineyards in the Chiles Valley while their Napa Carneros Vineyards produce some of the finest Chardonnay available.

Notes from the Winemaker:

This wine is perfumed in brioche and baked apple, with seasonings of nutmeg and vanilla. It opens in a rich, full-bodied concentration of citrus and white peach and evolves on the palate to show structure and depth. Bright acidity lifts hints of toasted oak, maintaining a fresh and plush finish.

Sourced primarily from their estate Lewis Vineyard as well as neighboring Beckstoffer Vineyards located in Napa-Carneros and Sangiacomo Vineyards located in Sonoma-Carneros, among others.

Aging: Barrel fermented in 34% new, 33% once and 33% twice-filled French oak barrels for 9 months.

Ratings & Reviews

92 Points - Wine Spectator:
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. Drink now." -MW (6/23)

91 Points - Vinous:
"The 2021 Chardonnay (Carneros) is soft, open-knit and very easy to like. Lemon confit, white flowers, mint and white pepper lend vibrancy to this steely, finely-cut Chardonnay from Frank Family. All the elements are very nicely balanced throughout." -AG (Oct 2022)

91 Points - James Suckling:
"A clean and poised chardonnay with nougat, sliced apple and pear and a hint of vanilla. Medium body. Bright acidity. Fun to drink now." (Sep 2022)

90 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"Lots of orchard fruits, mango, and floral nuances emerge from the 2021 Chardonnay Carneros, a juicy, elegant, medium-bodied Chardonnay that has a clean, dry finish. It’s a rock-solid Chardonnay to enjoy over the coming couple of years." (2/23)