Light greenish straw in color, the 2008 Chardonnay has bright fruit of ripe banana, mandarin orange and lemon-lime. The nose is further complex
with hints of vanilla and pineapple upside down cake. There is a little spiciness similar to nutmeg and clove. It is very fruit forward on the palate.
Great viscosity and acid balance gives this wine a long fruitful finish.
The history of Freemark Abbey began in 1886, when Josephine Marlin Tychson became the first woman to build and operate a winery in California. The historic site where Josephine's winery, Tychson Cellars, once stood is now known as Freemark Abbey.
Josephine, a native of San Lorenzo, California and her husband, John Tychson, a Danish immigrant, moved to St. Helena in 1881. For $8,500, they purchased 147 acres north of St. Helena, which later became known... View More