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Freemark Abbey Chardonnay 2022

Napa Valley, California, United StatesMuch like 2021, ’22 is unabashedly Napa with a rich, honeyed pineapple nose flecked with oranges and wood spice. The palate continues themes with warm caramel, pineapple, and lemon curd. Don’t get me wrong, the wine is well-made and has a large audience, but it is a bit old school. Lobster is a fine match as are cream cheese and smoked salmon with a dab of caviar, or pan-seared scallops in white wine. The wine is 78% barrel fermented in 43% new French oak barrels before aging in a 78/22 spread of oak and stainless steel for 9 months.Tasted: 05 March 2024Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$54.99750mlselect private retailers
AB$54.47750mlselect private retailers
Producer: Freemark AbbeyDistributors: Summit Fine Wines
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 111190UPC: 015917026999