Anthony Gismondi on Wine
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Freemark Abbey Chardonnay 2021

Napa Valley, California, United StatesUnabashedly Napa, the 2021 pitches a full-on opening of honey, pineapple, oak spice, and orange. The palate is no less boisterous, with more warm, spicy pineapple and lemon curd, with creamy caramel and apple pie on the end. It's a bit old school, but no doubt there is a large audience for this style. Lobster is a fine match, or a brown butter pasta dish. The wine is 84% barrel fermented in 40% new French oak barrels before aging for 10 months in an 85/15 oak and stainless steel spread.Tasted: 22 November 2023Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$50.99750mlselect private retailers
AB$50.47750mlselect private retailers
MB$42.00750mlBanville and Jones
Producer: Freemark AbbeyDistributors: Summit Fine Wines
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 111190UPC: 015917026999