Franciscan Cuvee Sauvage Chardonnay 2006

Chardonnay from Carneros, California

$42.99
Item No. 95831
  • white wine
  • W&S92
  • WN92
Style: Rich & Creamy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

Full-bodied, round and lively, with bosc pear, honey, lemon, stone fruit, and rich notes of toasty oak. Supple mid-palate has sweet notes of vanilla and cream, followed by a long, mineral, finish with crisp acidity.

"A distinguished Chard, from a producer with a good track record at this bottling. It's ripe and immediately appealing, in the California style." 92 Points
Wine & Spirits

"Deep golden hue. Complex aromas of clove, mango and banana. Juicy flavors of lemon custard. Creamy acidity and hints of brioche and gingerbread in the lemon-driven close." 92 Points
Wine News

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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...

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Learn About Carneros

Technically a part of Napa Valley, the Carneros region straddles both Sonoma & Napa counties. It's the Napa region closest to the San Francisco peninsula and the San Pablo Bay, which is instrumental in controlling the climate of the area. The winds from the San Pablo bay create a cool weather pattern ideal for growing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Notable Facts Both Chardonnay...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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