Freemark Abbey

Napa Valley Viognier

8.930 ratings
8.910 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Viognier
Turkey, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Pork, Nuts & Seeds, Hard Cheese, Soft Cheese, Shellfish, Quinoa, Mushrooms, Chili & Hot Spicy, Fish, Herbs, Asian Cuisine, Veal, Potato, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Ryan Carey

Founder Wine Confidential

9.0

Don't sleep on Viognier! Incredibly under appreciated (and undervalued) in the United States. Freemark Abbey makes a solid, crowd pleasing example. It's not Chardonnay, and it's not Sauv Blanc, and that's exactly what makes me excited about it. It get honeysuckle, pear, and lemon peel. Cheers!

Don't sleep on Viognier! Incredibly under appreciated (and undervalued) in the United States. Freemark Abbey makes a solid, crowd pleasing example. It's not Chardonnay, and it's not Sauv Blanc, and that's exactly what makes me excited about it. It get honeysuckle, pear, and lemon peel. Cheers!

Jun 11th, 2017
Cory Fierro

The nose is vaguely reminiscent of viognier, though not nearly as floral as what I expect. On the palate I found a roundness to the wine that implied French oak. This was partially fermented in small french oak casks and the rest in stainless steel so I pat myself on the back for that. It's not a bad wine, but not very stylistic of viognier.

The nose is vaguely reminiscent of viognier, though not nearly as floral as what I expect. On the palate I found a roundness to the wine that implied French oak. This was partially fermented in small french oak casks and the rest in stainless steel so I pat myself on the back for that. It's not a bad wine, but not very stylistic of viognier.

Oct 16th, 2015
Keith Whitener WSET Diploma, CSW

13vintage. Clear light lemon color. Melon and slight grapefruit nose. Peachy lemon? Or lemony peach flavor. Nice wine from classic Napa source.

13vintage. Clear light lemon color. Melon and slight grapefruit nose. Peachy lemon? Or lemony peach flavor. Nice wine from classic Napa source.

Jan 26th, 2018
Andy Tam

Medium body for a viognier and slight creaminess and light oak. Great with too flavourful or spicy Asian food. Well we actually served it with smoked duck jalapeño pickled daikon tacos and fried garlic yuba spinach salad

Medium body for a viognier and slight creaminess and light oak. Great with too flavourful or spicy Asian food. Well we actually served it with smoked duck jalapeño pickled daikon tacos and fried garlic yuba spinach salad

Jun 4th, 2017
Andy Tam

Creamy tastes like cheese

Creamy tastes like cheese

May 19th, 2017
Philip Addington

Super floral with hints of tropical fruits and pineapple

Super floral with hints of tropical fruits and pineapple

Apr 24th, 2017
Deb K
9.1

Love it mmmmmmm

Love it mmmmmmm

Mar 18th, 2017
Michael Tao

Excellent Viognier -- crisp, refreshing. Enjoying with dinner at Seasons

Excellent Viognier -- crisp, refreshing. Enjoying with dinner at Seasons

Aug 11th, 2016
Xanjo Santos

A bit more dry than expected. Lingering, pleasantly evolving finish is what makes it interesting.

A bit more dry than expected. Lingering, pleasantly evolving finish is what makes it interesting.

Jun 3rd, 2016
Jordan Landaverde

Getting bit of lemon pastry and melon on the nose. Very creamy, peachy, and maybe a bit floral. First viogner I've had so not 100% sure what it's supposed to be like. I would say this is round. Not too acidic and not too sweet.

Getting bit of lemon pastry and melon on the nose. Very creamy, peachy, and maybe a bit floral. First viogner I've had so not 100% sure what it's supposed to be like. I would say this is round. Not too acidic and not too sweet.

Dec 13th, 2015