Peter Franus  2013 Chenin Blanc BottlePeter Franus  2013 Chenin Blanc Label

Peter Franus 2013 Chenin Blanc

Very pale straw in color, our 2013 offers a racier version than the more opulent 2012. Once again classic perfumed aromas of Chenin shine through--apple, peach, honey, and mineral held in check by a lively and firm structure. Refreshing is a character I seek in all my wines, but I can offer no better example than this one to confirm that goal.

 Producer Peter Franus
 Region Napa Valley
 Country United States
 Varietals Chenin Blanc
 Alcohol 14% alc/vol
 Vintage 2013

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Community Reviews

5 out of 5 starsReviewed on October 04, 2015

Wow! So smooth and silky you'd swear it was aged in French Oak or on it's lees! A very aromatic wine, with tons of apple, pear, Honeydew Melon and Raw Honey on the nose...and a hint of minerality and vanilla bean for interest.  On the palate, you get the Bartlett pear and ripe green apple and melon, but also a slate/flint quality and that vanilla bean that suggests the neutral French Oak it spent time in! With a silky, long finish, it reminds us of the fantastic Vouvray wine out of the Loire! An exceptional reminder of just how great the classic Chenin Blanc grape can be!!

4 out of 5 starsReviewed on July 03, 2015
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About the Producer

Peter Franus
Winery

Peter Franus

Napa, California, United States Napa, California, United States

From the day we made our first wine in 1987, our goal has always been the same – to produce delicious and reasonably priced wines that distinguish themselves with their unique character, richness, harmony and the genuine sense of the mountain and hillside vineyards they came from.  

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