Freemark Abbey Chardonnay, Napa Valley

Freemark Abbey Chardonnay, Napa Valley

A blend of Chardonnay from four sites, each bring different characteristics to the blend from richer tropical fruit flavours to a citrusy mineral-led crispness. The soils range from alluvial in Rutherford and Carneros, to the volcanic soils of Howell Mountain and the vines are between 8 to 20 years old. About 45% of the fermentations take place in barrel, with no malolactic fermentation, the balance in stainless steel tanks; 88% of the blend is barrel aged in French oak, 32% new, for about five months. The wine shows fruit aromas of pear, apple, white peach, lime and tropical fruits such as ripe banana and kiwi; the oak ageing adds spice, including nutmeg and notes of toast and aromatic cedar. The palate is complex with a creamy richness and minerally elegance.

  • Type: Red
  • Country: USA
  • Region: California
  • Vintage: 2014
  • Producer: Freemark Abbey
  • Primary grape: Chardonnay
  • Screwcap: Cork
  • Bottle size: 75cl
  • List price: £22.19
  • Code: 33475
  • Expression: Acorn