Saturday, October 27, 2007
2005 Frank Family Chardonnay
Frank Family are wines of high quality and sound reputation and typify the California malolactic fermented Chardonnay's that many of us have grow to love while some have criticized them for the lack of true varietal expression and too many oak flavors. The aromas of this wine are of buttered popcorn, ripe pear, vanilla, nutmeg, and lemon curd, leading into distinct flavors of pear, honey, and vanilla which are obviously an expression of more than just the fruit but the oak regimen the wine passes through. The reason I really like this wine is because although it is buttery and has a round texture from the oak, there is a really good acidity which balances out the wine and makes it finish clean and also grips the palate. I score this wine 89 points.