Franciscan Estate Cuvée Sauvage Chardonnay 2012 Bottle
Wine EnthusiastA classic Napa Valley Chardonnay, this is smooth, rich, balanced and well composed. Flowery aromas of honeysuckle open the way for lemon curd and ripe apple to compete with a depth of crème brûlée character that provides plenty of complexity, with additional accents of honey and spice.
Wine AdvocateTart acids along with hints of pear, honeysuckle and quince emerge from this medium-bodied 2012 Chardonnay Cuvée Sauvage. Although aged 16 months in 100% French oak, the oak component is pushed to the background. This pleasant, young Chardonnay should drink well for 5-6 years.
Wine SpectatorOffers aromas of smoke, butterscotch and flint, with green apple, spice, pear and melon flavors, shaded by light cedary oak nuances. Drink now through 2020. 5,145 cases made.