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Freemark Abbey Chardonnay 2013 Wine Review

Freemark Abbey Chardonnay 2013

Freemark Abbey Chardonnay 2013

Napa Valley, California, United States

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 4

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Price: $27.95

Drink: 2014-2018

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: White Wine


Winery: Freemark Abbey

Agent: Breakthru Beverage Canada Inc.

Natalie's Score: 90/100

Full-throttle Californian Chardonnay from the heart of Napa Valley. This is such a well-known (and respected) winery. Aromas of toasty oak, pear and smoke. There's no secondary (malolactic) fermentation to preserve the fresh acidity which is nicely balancing. Primary fermentation took place in a combination of stainless steel and French oak barrels to lend creaminess. Only about 15% new French oak, the rest is second use to not add too much oak flavour. Pair with game meats and fowl.

Chardonnay food pairings: scallops with a sesame ginger dressing, beef bourguignon, grilled chicken breast, pasta with tomato sauce, pork tenderloin.

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This Freemark Abbey Chardonnay 2013 was reviewed on April 4, 2015 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

A Napa Valley Chard with a light nose of soft tropical notes and light oak. A yummy palate shows tropical passion fruit, pineapple, lemon and toast. Creamy mouthfeel with bright acidity and a long citrus butter finish.
Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

You can taste the sunshine in the glass. An inviting deep lemon colour with warm tropical aromas, apple, lemon, dairy, vanilla and toffee. A restrained use of oak as this wine was aged in combination of French oak(just 1/3 new) and Stainless Steel. The palate is rich with just the right amount of toasted oak characteristics. Refreshing acidity and lingering creamy finish. Yummy! Serve chilled. Perfect for seafood.
Tasted: March 2015
The winemaker for this Californian Chardonnay Ted Edwards has produced 11,000 cases of the 2013 vintage. This wine doesn't undergo malolactic fermentation and 70% of it is barrel-fermented. The grapes are a blended cuvée from several vineyards in Napa Valley. The wine was aged in 30% new French oak barrels. - Community Wine Reviews

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