Ripe, generous aromas of pear, and honey with toasty oak. Flavor: Sweet spice complemented with rich fruit characters of pears, apricots and peaches. Creamy and supple with notes of vanilla on the finish.
The 2013 Franciscan Chardonnay is pale yellow in color. On the nose, flinty mineral notes with hints of pear compote and vanilla bean, followed by toasted hazelnuts and Meyer lemon curd. Lovely, creamy, and vibrant with honeycrisp apple and pear fruit filling the palate. White nectarine and lemon zest lead to a round and generous mouthfeel with a crisp line of minerality.