Freemark Abbey Napa Valley Chardonnay 2022 (Napa Valley, California) - [JS 93] [JD 92]

Freemark Abbey Napa Valley Chardonnay 2022
(Napa Valley, California) - [JS 93] [JD 92]


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Notes from the Winemaker:

Wine Profile: 

Primary Vineyards:
Ahmann Vineyard—Carneros: Carneros (38%): Located in Carneros near the Huichica Creek, this vineyard has the unique attributes of a cool growing season complemented by long slow ripening. The vineyard creates flavors of apple and citrus with the preservation of acidity and a low pH. Clone 4.

Rancho Sarco: Located in the Napa Valley AVA, on the north east border of the town of Napa, the soil is a gravelly clay loam that supports a variety of grapes. This Chardonnay ripens to produce flavors of pineapple, apple, peach and banana. Clone 4.

Huichica Vineyard—Carneros : Located off of Duhig Road, in the Napa Carneros AVA, this beautiful vineyard resides on gently sloping hillside with 8x4 spacing. The vines are planted in sedimentary clay loam and experience the cool marine breezes from the San Pablo Bay.

Barrels: The wine was 84% barrel fermented in 40% new French oak barrels, 15% stainless steel for ten months

14.5% abv

Ratings & Reviews:

93 Points - James Suckling: 
"Very aromatic and bright with some honeysuckle and lemon with some chalk and stone. Medium body with a creamy texture and a long and flavorful finish. Balanced and delicious. Drink now." (Nov 2023)

92 Points - Jeb Dunnuck: 
"Coming all from Carneros and Coombsville and aged in 43% new French oak, the 2022 Chardonnay Napa Valley is medium gold-hued and has a gorgeous perfume of honeyed tangerine, exotic flowers, and subtle baking spice notes in a medium-bodied, layered, rounded, beautifully textured profile on the palate. This singular, exotic, impeccably made Chardonnay will keep for 3-4 years. (Dec 2023)