Freemark Abbey

Napa Valley Chardonnay

9.0222 ratings
8.940 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Joshua Fisher

how many wine -os like you day dream of their death bottle? the bottle they go out with? all of you do. everyone dreams big , of course... but it’ll just be something bottled that’s always been there bottled just for you. with your last blink ... you’ll say ‘ damn, i can’t believe it s THIS bottle i’m going out on” but it WILL be that bottle . always will be and will always have been before you starting even dreaming about going out with a bottle at your side. funny how things seem to always be. here’s to wishing it was something other.

how many wine -os like you day dream of their death bottle? the bottle they go out with? all of you do. everyone dreams big , of course... but it’ll just be something bottled that’s always been there bottled just for you. with your last blink ... you’ll say ‘ damn, i can’t believe it s THIS bottle i’m going out on” but it WILL be that bottle . always will be and will always have been before you starting even dreaming about going out with a bottle at your side. funny how things seem to always be. here’s to wishing it was something other.

Jun 18th, 2019
Sipping Fine Wine

Began in 1886, when Josephine Marlin Tychson became the first woman to operate a winery in CA and this site where Josephine's winery once stood is now known as Freemark Abbey. Aromas of crisp ripe fruit with scents of oak, spice and floral. On the palate apple, peach and honey flavors with lemon notes, vanilla and sweet oak wrapped in tangy acidity. Lingering finish ending with a toasty character. Nice value.

Began in 1886, when Josephine Marlin Tychson became the first woman to operate a winery in CA and this site where Josephine's winery once stood is now known as Freemark Abbey. Aromas of crisp ripe fruit with scents of oak, spice and floral. On the palate apple, peach and honey flavors with lemon notes, vanilla and sweet oak wrapped in tangy acidity. Lingering finish ending with a toasty character. Nice value.

1 person found it helpfulAug 31st, 2018
Grace Hoffman

A lot lighter than its 2013 counterpart. Finishes nicely on a high note. Full of tropical fruit.

A lot lighter than its 2013 counterpart. Finishes nicely on a high note. Full of tropical fruit.

1 person found it helpfulNov 20th, 2015
Christopher Pappe

Classic style, bright acidity. Neutral oak. Yum. Great price.

Classic style, bright acidity. Neutral oak. Yum. Great price.

1 person found it helpfulMay 10th, 2015
Mark Buckley

Enjoying @freemarkabbey 2013 Chard from @cellarmistess & friends

Enjoying @freemarkabbey 2013 Chard from @cellarmistess & friends

1 person found it helpfulJan 12th, 2015
Pierpaolo Petrassi MW

Master of Wine; Head of Beer, Wine & Spirits Waitrose

8.9

Full rich Californian Chardonnay but with well-integrated oak and lovely ripe fruit. Certainly not a restrained wine but an elegant version of its type and well-crafted.

Full rich Californian Chardonnay but with well-integrated oak and lovely ripe fruit. Certainly not a restrained wine but an elegant version of its type and well-crafted.

Jun 29th, 2017
Allison Lyzenga

Full bodied; tropical fruit and custard, golden delicious apple, neutral oak; pretty standard

Full bodied; tropical fruit and custard, golden delicious apple, neutral oak; pretty standard

Mar 19th, 2017
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 1977 - quite an experience! Minerals, flint, good acidity, some butter, lively wine.

Vintage 1977 - quite an experience! Minerals, flint, good acidity, some butter, lively wine.

Jan 31st, 2017
Sommelara

You might think you know Chardonnay, but you don't not until you taste this one, tropical fruit and no ML. Freemark Abbey Napa Chardonnay says 'Drink me now'.

You might think you know Chardonnay, but you don't not until you taste this one, tropical fruit and no ML. Freemark Abbey Napa Chardonnay says 'Drink me now'.

Dec 13th, 2016
Adam Jesberger

Better than expected. Tastes like butter but no malo? Hmmmm

Better than expected. Tastes like butter but no malo? Hmmmm

Sep 28th, 2016