Wine Enthusiast 91
"A pretty ribbon of gardenia opens the nose of this rich, concentrated wine, creamy in texture with a viscosity of vanilla and oak. The richness continues in deep caramel notes, as baked pear provides fruit and nuance. "
The Wine Advocate
"The 2015 Chardonnay is partially barrel-fermented and aged sur lie, but only about 15% new French oak is used. This wine is elegant, with good acidity and notes of baked apple pie intermixed with some white peach and pineapple in a crisp, medium to full-bodied style. Given its acid and concentration, this wine should age nicely for 7-8 years, possibly longer."
James Suckling 90
"More subdued style than some Napa chards with vanilla, stone and almond character. Ccooked apple and pear flavors. Full body, fresh. Finishes intense. Drink now."
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A trailblazer of Napa Valley winemaking, Freemark Abbey continues to evolve. Our outward transformation is a sign of our inward commitment to crafting classic Napa Valley wines of superior pedigree and quality. Raise a glass to our 130th anniversary.
Freemark Abbey sources its grapes from select Napa Valley vineyards we've known for decades. Intimately familiar with the nuance, power and abundance of each specific site, our partnership with local vineyards is at the heart of all our wines.We've been fortunate to have Ted Edwards as our winemaker since 1985. His creative approach and years of experience with the vineyards in Napa Valley, particularly the Rutherford Bench, make him one of the region's leading winemakers, most notably for his Cabernet Sauvignon.