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Franciscan Chardonnay Barrel Fermented
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9-07 bought at rome sams.
by Yager12418632
we attended a wine dinner by these guys in rome in the early 90's. all their wine is great. this is oaky, smooth with real body. 10-07 paid 14.63 at sams 10-07 with grouper oscar, rich, oaky, buttery dy loves it so do i
by chromehead
A very good wine for the price. Enjoyed this with grilled salmon and mango-cilantro salsa.
Not a wimpy chardonnay
by Willner11428512
Unlike most California chards in this price range, this has body, a creamy richness with overtones of vanilla and the oak used to barrel ferment the wine. Well worth the price.
An Excellent Value!
by teamvino1
In a market chock full of over-oaked and heavily buttered mid-priced chardonnays, the Fransican Oakville separates itself from the pack. Gently buttered with a pleasing nose, the Franciscan was a pleasant surprise. At $11.99, it's a bargain, as I've seen it sold for 50% more in other stores.


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The best Chardonnays in the world continue to arrive from the region where the grape first emerged: the chalk, clay, and limestone vineyards of Burgundy and Chablis. While the origins of the grape were disputed for many years, with some speculating that the grape came all the way from the Middle East, DNA researchers at the University of California-Davis proved in 1999 that Chardonnay actually developed...
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