2012 Franciscan Estate Cuvee Sauvage Chardonnay Carneros Napa Valley
Appearance: Delicate lemon yellow
Aromas: Crisp aromas of pear and apple fruit meet sweeter notes of crème brûlée and honeysuckle. Fresh aromas of Meyer lemon awaken the senses before giving way to warmer notes of vanilla toast and spicy nutmeg.
Flavors: True to cool climate Chardonnay, this wine expresses elegant minerality in the form of crushed seashells. Flavors of ripe pear and apple pie fill the palate, complemented by sweet notes of cream, honey, and subtle cardamom spice. The finish is smooth, long, rich, and elegant.