Frank Family Lewis Vineyard Reserve Chardonnay (92JS 91WE)

Frank Family Lewis Vineyard Reserve Chardonnay (92JS 91WE)

  • Size: 750ml
  • Item Code: 894910000706
  • Vintage: 2014
$39.99 Regular: $54.99

A full-bodied and round textured white with cooked lemon and apple. Light vanilla character. Juicy and flavorful. Drink now. (JS)

Caramel apple and toffee tones introduce this wine’s inherent luxuriousness and richness, its intensity particularly pronounced on the nose. Vanilla crème brûlée flavors are layered with anise as the finish finds its balance. (WE)

Located in the heart of Napa – Carneros, near the shores of San Pablo Bay, the Lewis Vineyard was purchased by Rich Frank in 2000 and is named for Paul Frank’s son, Lewis. It is made up of 86 acres of gently rolling hills, with 58 acres planted to Chardonnay and 10 acres planted to Pinot Noir. The predominant maritime influence of the Pacific Ocean creates the cool temperature, fog and wind that make Carneros ideally suited for growing cool climate varietals. The Lewis Vineyard consists primarily of shallow and dense clay loam soils, receiving only 20 inches of rainfall annually.Overall, the maritime influence and the restricting soils result in extremely low yields, producing grapes with strong character and balanced acidity. The practice of cool climate viticulture and the planting of small clustered Dijon clones, such as clone 95, contribute to an intensity that is found in the Chardonnays of Frank Family’s Lewis Vineyard.

Ratings and Awards

  • 92 JamesSuckling.com
  • 91 Wine Enthusiast