Youthful greenish straw in color, our Chardonnay has refreshing fruit aromas. Lemon and lemon-lime with green apple seems to compose much of the
bright fruit, but there is a subtle complexity that conjures up memories of lemon cake, lemon meringue and key lime pie. The oak is well integrated, adding
complexity and spice but not standing out in any fashion. This wine has great viscosity, depth and an intriguing minerality. The flavors in the palate are
predominantly citrus and floral with a white peach component, inviting from start to finish…enjoy.
The 2010 Chardonnay Napa Valley is a very pretty, round, soft wine. Layers of apple, melon and citrus are nicely layered into this generous yet focused white. Blocked malo gives the Chardonnay lovely energy. Even better, this is a terrific value. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2015.
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