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Abeja Chardonnay Washington 2013

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Whole cluster pressed, hyperoxidized, then allowed to settle overnight before it’s barreled, se burgundy barrels, one third new, start malo, stop it when it tastes right, let them sit on the lees, sometimes stirred, this year didn't to preserve as much fruit as possible, Very elegant barrel fermented nose shows nutty, oily aromas reminiscent of pistachio and prosciutto along with crisp, cool heirloom apple fruit. Rather lean and mineral on the nose, this shows a surprisingly big blast of citrus fruit on entry then turning stony and edgy with bright acids on the palate. There’s a lovely texture, subtle soft and rounded yet remaining bright and nervous in the mouth all leading to a long finish that shows lovely, slightly toasty key lime pie flavors with hints of pineapple. 92pts

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Abeja:
Spanish for bee, name is pronounced 'ah-BAY-ha'. Name is chosen for its simple beauty and its reminder of times past when farming implied a respect for the environment and close connection to the earth. Abeja is located on a century olad farmstead in the breathtaking foothills of the Blue Mountains. Once seriously dilapidated, all of the original farm buildings have been carefully re... Read more
Spanish for bee, name is pronounced 'ah-BAY-ha'. Name is chosen for its simple beauty and its reminder of times past when farming implied a respect for the environment and close connection to the earth. Abeja is located on a century olad farmstead in the breathtaking foothills of the Blue Mountains. Once seriously dilapidated, all of the original farm buildings have been carefully restored with an emphasis on craftsmanship and longevity. Creative use of salvaged materials adds interest and sets the stage for renewed purpose in these old buildings, which now house our winery and our guests. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Abeja Chardonnay Washington

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,750
4.50 5
Vintage: 2012 03/03/2014

Whole cluster pressed, hyperoxidized, then allowed to settle overnight before it’s barreled, se burgundy barrels, one third new, start malo, stop it when it tastes right, let them sit on the lees, sometimes stirred, this year didn't to preserve as much fruit as possible, Very elegant barrel fermented nose shows nutty, oily aromas reminiscent of pistachio and prosciutto along with crisp, cool heirloom apple fruit. Rather lean and mineral on the nose, this shows a surprisingly big blast of citrus fruit on entry then turning stony and edgy with bright acids on the palate. There’s a lovely texture, subtle soft and rounded yet remaining bright and nervous in the mouth all leading to a long finish that shows lovely, slightly toasty key lime pie flavors with hints of pineapple. 92pts


Member Reviews for Abeja Chardonnay Washington

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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,750
4.60 5
Vintage: 2012 03/03/2014

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: jzoom
97514314
4.50 5
Vintage: 2007 11/17/2011

I am not a big Chard fan, but this one could change my mind. If you're ever able to grill some sturgeon, this is THE wine to go with it


Snooth User: Ron5953
634884297
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 02/24/2012

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: cbenitez
3814419
3.50 5
Vintage: 2004 07/08/2008

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Abeja Chardonnay Washington

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Vintage: 2007 11/27/2012

Silky, refined and beautifully proportioned, layering its spicy pear flavors with elements of pineapple and star fruit. Weaves together harmoniously on the nutmeg-tinged finish. Drink now through 2012.



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