2021 Frank Family Vineyards Lewis Vineyard Napa Valley Chardonnay
Kornell Champagne Cellars was purchased by Rich Frank and Koerner Rombaur renaming it Frank-Rombauer, which later became Frank Family Vineyards. By 2007, Rich had acquired his partner’s share in the winery. Koerner made a lasting impression on Rich with his innate ability to craft charismatic, bright, finesse-driven Chardonnay.
This single vineyard parcel is situated on gently rolling hills within Carneros and is named after Rich Frank’s oldest grandson. A medium bodied, richly textured Chardonnay that begins with a pale yellow color. It is quickly followed by aromas of white peach, lemon curd, honey and coffee. There are complex elements integrated with stone minerality, a touch of chalkiness and a sweet vanilla flavor. It is an extremely well balanced, crisp wine that is wonderful now, but will be exceptional in about 5 years!
By Joe Dimaggio