Slightly golden in color with a nice pear/apple nose. On the mid palate the wine displays some rich pear and apple. On the medium length finish the wine displays lovely vanilla, butter and some butterscotch along with some nice dryness and acidity. The wine has some nice creamyness to the texture. This is definitely a well oaked chard, which won’t be to some people’s tastes, but is right up my alley. It’s not over baked, just right. I would give it an 88+ which for the price is a great deal. We paired it with pan fried lake perch in panko bread crumps and it went well, but was a little overpowering for the perch. The LCBO say full bodied and rich … hell ya!
From the LCBO web site Check stock:
Franciscan Chardonnay 2015 — VINTAGES#: 496125
STYLE – Full-bodied & Rich
Franciscan Estate was established in 1973 and began producing wines in 1975. This beautiful Chardonnay brings complex notions of rich vanilla, spices, apple butter, tropical fruit and lemon. Pair with pork-belly hoagies and grilled pineapple salad. (Vintages panel, July 2017) $19.75
Release Date:March 17, 2018
Alcohol/Vol 13.5% Made in:California, USA By: Constellation Brands Inc. (Us) Sugar Content:5 g/L Sweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra