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Freemark Abbey Chardonnay 2017 (Napa Valley, California) - [RP 94+] [JS 91]
Freemark Abbey Chardonnay 2017 (Napa Valley, California) - [RP 94+] [JS 91]


 
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Winery: Freemark Abbey
Varietal: Chardonnay
Region: Napa Valley, California
Vintage: 2017
Bottle Size: 750 ml

Product Code: FREEMARKCHARD17-W

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Tasting Notes:
Light greenish straw in color, our chardonnay expresses fruit aroma of ripe pineapple, ripe banana, guava, apricot, peach and tropical fruit cocktail. Adding to the complexity, the oak aging is fairly integrated adding spice like nutmeg, light toast, and the nuance of angel food cake. This wine has great viscosity, depth and an intriguing long finish. The flavors are lively on the palate with pear, citrus, lemonlime, green apple and fleshy peach. This wine shows great complexity, creaminess, and elegance to compliment many foods.

Production Notes:
Abundant winter rains helped refresh the groundwater and our reservoirs after several years of drought. The vines responded with plenty of growth. The summer had a few heat spells where we did employ water and canopy management, to avoid any damage to the fruit. The harvest was warm, slightly early in general. Yield was a little bit below average. The fruit was harvested before the October fires.

Aging: Barrels: 85% is oak aged with roughly 19% new French oak


Ratings & Reviews

94+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2017 Chardonnay (no malolactic fermentation) offers notes of fresh pineapple, honeydew melon and lemon tart with touches of allspice, shaved almonds and lanolin. Medium to full-bodied, the fruit hits the palate with amazing freshness and vivacity, sporting loads of citrus and spice notions and finishing long. 7,412 cases produced." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown (29th Oct 2018)

91 Points - James Suckling:
"This is a very pretty and bright white with sliced apples and pears. Some cream, too. Medium to full body, lovely fruit and a clean and fresh finish. No malo leaves it bright and lively. Drink now." - (13 Feb, 2019)


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