Freemark Abbey Chardonnay Napa Valley 2008
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.
Stainless steel tank, no ML, aged in oak but not fermented. Nice notes of apple, pear and oak spice. - Tasted at winery 4/18/10
Nose of apple, pear, lemon, some floral notes and a hint of smoke. Nicely balanced oak and fruit on the palate, with hints of spicy oak. It lingers, smoky and rich. Very smooth and nice. - Tasted at winery 4/18/10
Three stars on WYPR's Cellar Notes.