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Freemark Abbey Chardonnay 2012

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"This oaky, fruity Chardonnay is lush and opulent. It has flavors of buttered toast, sweet cream, pineapples, tangerines, tropical-fruit jam, sautéed bananas and limes, accented with brisk acidity." WE 11/13

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Freemark Abbey Winery:
It began over a century ago as a vision shared by a handful of pioneers; those with an intimate knowledge of grapes and a deep respect for the land. This vision took root, was nurtured by skilled hands and ultimately resulted in one of the first premium wineries in the Napa Valley. Today, the wine of Freemark Abbey stands as a testament to what the rich earth of the Napa Valley is capable of creating when working in perfect harmony with nature.
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Editorial Reviews for Freemark Abbey Chardonnay

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,841
4.00 5
11/15/2013

This smells lovely with a bit of a jolly ranch aspect to the candied lime fruit that greets the nose but it’s joined by aromas of freshly baked bread, spiced apples and even a suggestion of raspberries. Soft in the mouth and a touch of the creamy almond milk side of the spectrum. I expected a bit more lift on the palate, which is well endowed with peachy , pear fruit all underpinned with fine sweet oak notes. Smooth and easy to drink, this does have subtle mineral and citrus pith notes offers some contrast to the sweet oak and fruit flavors, but it still comes off as more to the sweetly fruity side of things and finishes quickly. 89pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065212,841
4.50 5
11/15/2013

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: EMark
8478046,092
3.00 5
10/15/2014

Nose broadcasts oaky, vanilla, melon hints. On the tongue, most of that is confirmed. Strong fruitiness—again, melon with some tropical fruits and, maybe some stone fruits—give the wine an almost sweet characteristic. There is some acid detected on the back of the throat which saves this wine.


External Reviews for Freemark Abbey Chardonnay

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
12/09/2013

The 2012 Chardonnay is a non-malolactic, old style California Chardonnay that sees little new oak (about 15% new French is utilized). Lots of pear, lemon oil and citrus notes emerge from this crisp, medium-bodied, fresh, lively Chardonnay. Enjoy it over the next 4–5 years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
03/01/2014

Nice and bright, with citrus and tropical fruit flavors bringing up the forefront, complemented by a Granny Smith apple backbone. Full-bodied, with nice notes of vanilla, hazelnut and cream. A well-crafted, well-balanced wine for sure.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
03/01/2014

Youthful greenish straw in color, this Chardonnay exhibits ripe fruit aromas of banana, apple, pear, coupled with tropical fruits. Adding to the complexity, the oak aging is fairly integrated adding spice, like nutmeg, vanilla, fresh coconut, and the nuance of angel food cake with a slight butterscotch. This wine has great viscosity, depth and an intriguing minerality. The flavors on the palate are predominantly citrus, lemon-lime and peach.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
12/09/2013

This oaky, fruity Chardonnay is lush and opulent. It has flavors of buttered toast, sweet cream, pineapples, tangerines, tropical-fruit jam, sautéed bananas and limes, accented with brisk acidity.



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"This oaky, fruity Chardonnay is lush and opulent. It has flavors of buttered toast, sweet cream, pineapples, tangerines, tropical-fruit jam, sautéed bananas and limes, accented with brisk acidity." WE 11/13

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