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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 StatesExpect an expressive ripe, fruity nose of pineapple, guava and peach reflecting 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. A solid, fair-priced California chardonnay. Perfect for a lobster dish. 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 40.00 private wine shops AB 29.00 private wine shops ON 37.00 LCBO Producer: Freemark AbbeyDistributors: Summit Fine Wines
Varietal: ChardonnayUPC: 015917026999