Frank Family Vineyards Chardonnay 2019, Carneros, Napa Valley, California

2019 vintage – A vibrant citrus-led nose delves into nuanced flavors of baked apple, toasted oak, and brioche on the full-bodied palate. The rich mouthfeel is harmonized by a lasting thread of bright acidity that lifts and maintains freshness on the long finish. This wine underwent a long cold fermentation and then malolactic fermentation to sosften the overall high acidity. While aging, the lees are hand-stirred to give weight and depth to the wine. The grapes are sourced primarily from the family-owned Lewis Vineyard as well as neighboring Beckstoffer vineyards and Hudson Vineyards located in Napa-Carneros and Sangiacomo Vineyards located in Sonoma-Carneros. Aging: Barrel fermented in 34% new, 33% once and 33% twice filled French oak barrels for 8 months.