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2018 Freemark Abbey Chardonnay "Napa Valley"

Freemark Abbey 2018 Napa Valley Chardonnay

Winery: Freemark Abbey

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Napa Valley"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $40

Cases produced: 4,434

KWG Score: 92.7 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: July 16, 2020

Wine Review: This pale straw-colored Chardonnay from Freemark Abbey is very good. It opens with a mild pineapple and kiwi bouquet with hints of campfire, vanilla, oak and banana. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied and acidic. The flavor profile is a pineapple and chamomile tea blend with notes of minerality, oak and almonds. We also detected hints of lemon curd and mango. It was pretty complex. The finish is dry and its flavors drift away nicely. The Panel suggested pairing this Chard with a seafood casserole or crêpes Suzette. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The 2018 Napa Valley Chardonnay is a rich and complex wine. Aromas of ripe Fuji apple, butterscotch and lemon curd are present on the nose. The barrel fermentation added complex aromas of soft vanilla, angel food cake and baking spices. The palate is full, creamy and rich, reminiscent of the texture of panna cotta. The partial malolactic fermentation created a suppleness to the wine while preserving enough acidity to keep it fresh and vibrant. It is complex, integrated and well balanced and will complement a wide variety of dishes.

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