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Freemark Abbey Chardonnay 2012

Freemark Abbey Chardonnay 2012

Sku: 055181

Tasting notes
Fresh and medium- bodied with a fruit-centered complexity. The barrel is present in the nos and on the palate and the finish is nice and clean. This is always a Chard that I come back to. WLL

 Wine Advocate 89 points (Oct 2013)
The 2012 Chardonnay is a non-malolactic, old style California Chardonnay that sees little new oak (about 15% new French is utilized). Lots of pear, lemon oil and citrus notes emerge from this crisp, medium-bodied, fresh, lively Chardonnay. Enjoy it over the next 4-5 years.
 Wine Enthusiast 88 points (Nov 2013)
This oaky, fruity Chardonnay is lush and opulent. It has flavors of buttered toast, sweet cream, pineapples, tangerines, tropical-fruit jam, sauteed bananas and limes, accented with brisk acidity.

Wine maker notes
Refreshing lemon, lemon-lime and green apple fruit aromas with flavors predominantly citrus, floral and white peach with well integrated oak complexities. Inviting and refreshing.

Technical notes
Typically one third is barrel fermented while the balance is fermented cold in stainless steel tanks and is transferred to barrels after the fermentation. This non- malolactic chardonnay is aged for 6-8 months in French oak barrels.

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