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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Freemark Abbey Chardonnay
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16¾/20

Freemark Abbey Chardonnay 2015

Napa Valley, California, United StatesLight green/straw yellow color previews an expressive ripe, fruity nose of pineapple, guava and peach. The fruit is a mix of cooler sites including Coombsville, Howell Mountain. Carneros and Suscol Creek. The palate is fresh with a linear tone and a complex, spicy nutmeg underbelly with creamy pear, citrus, green apple. The wood and lees is subtle but present with 67 percent of the wine barrel fermented and no malolactic fermentation. Only 15 percent of the wine is aged in new French oak and a total of 84 percent is aged 4½ months in wood.Tasted: 13 June 2017Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 35.00 private wine shops AB 29.00 private wine shops ON 37.00 LCBO Producer: Freemark AbbeyUPC: 015917026999