Abeja Chardonnay 2019 750ml

size
750ml
country
United States
VM
92
WE
91
JS
90
JD
90
Additional vintages
2019 2018
VM
92
Rated 92 by Vinous Media
Bright straw-yellow. Rather wild scents of peach pit, strawberry, lime peel, hazelnut and musky lees. Rich and dense on entry, then concentrated and saline in the middle palate, with a melting umami quality that reminded me a bit of sake. Holds its shape and energy nicely through a subtly long, savory aftertaste. A very sophisticated, classically dry, youthful Chardonnay with a bright future. ... More details
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Abeja Chardonnay 2019 750ml

SKU 848312
$39.89
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Professional Ratings
VM
92
WE
91
JS
90
JD
90
VM
92
Rated 92 by Vinous Media
Bright straw-yellow. Rather wild scents of peach pit, strawberry, lime peel, hazelnut and musky lees. Rich and dense on entry, then concentrated and saline in the middle palate, with a melting umami quality that reminded me a bit of sake. Holds its shape and energy nicely through a subtly long, savory aftertaste. A very sophisticated, classically dry, youthful Chardonnay with a bright future.
WE
91
Rated 91 by Wine Enthusiast
The aromas offer notes of burnt toast, pumpkin and peach, with the oak not having fully integrated yet. There's a lovely balance and texture to the reserved but still full-feeling fruit flavors. Toast notes linger on the finish. Give it a few years in the cellar to see it at its best.
JS
90
Rated 90 by James Suckling
A medium-to full-bodied white with aromas of dried pineapple, apple pie, nutmeg and vanilla. Crisp with a richly spiced and toasted finish. Drink now.
JD
90
Rated 90 by Jeb Dunnuck
The 2019 Chardonnay is all Chardonnay that was brought up in 40% new French oak (with a small amount in concrete) and 50% of the blend going through malolactic fermentation. It offers lots of orchard fruits and brioche as well as a subtle background oak, medium-bodied richness, and good overall balance. It should drink nicely for 3-5 years, if not longer, given its concentration and balance.
Winery
A delicate bouquet of white tea, orange blossom and toasted almond build into captivating aromas. Opening with mouthwatering citrus and shortbread, the midpalate displays notes of crème brûlée with a level of minerality which brings refinement. Notes of Asian pear emerge towards the end, leading into a long and satisfying finish.
Product Details
size
750ml
country
United States
Additional vintages
2019 2018
Overview
Rated 92 - Bright straw-yellow. Rather wild scents of peach pit, strawberry, lime peel, hazelnut and musky lees. Rich and dense on entry, then concentrated and saline in the middle palate, with a melting umami quality that reminded me a bit of sake. Holds its shape and energy nicely through a subtly long, savory aftertaste. A very sophisticated, classically dry, youthful Chardonnay with a bright future.
green grapes

Varietal: Chardonnay

In the past couple of decades, the sales of wines made with Chardonnay grapes has risen and fallen more than once. For many people, this green skinned grape was marred by a poor reputation for bland and uninteresting wines, a great shame considering the fact that Chardonnay grapes have proven time and time again to be interesting, versatile and full of surprises. Most commonly, fine Chardonnay wines are buttery, smooth and creamy as a result of malolactic fermentation, yet with hints of tropical fruits and orchard fruits such as apples and pears. What is most remarkable about Chardonnay grapes, however, is the fact that unlike many other 'white' grapes, they are exceptionally good at holding the characteristics of their terroir in the bottle. As such, despite their fluctuating reputation, this is one grape varietal which produces constantly surprising, impressive and varied wines.
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Region: Washington State

Washington state currently holds host to over six hundred wineries, each producing wines using the many classic grape varietals which flourish in the arid, dry region to the east of the Cascade mountains. Since the Washington wine industry began in the beginning of the 19th century, great efforts have been made to irrigate the semi-desert which makes up much of the state, and the results have been enormously successful in regards to creating an environment in which a wide range of grapevines can flourish. There are certain fine wineries in the wetter western region of Washington, although these make up less than one percent of the region's overall wine production levels. Recent decades have seen red wines becoming increasingly popular in the United States, and many of those produced in Washington are considered to be amongst the country's finest produce.
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Country: United States

Whilst there are several strains of native grape varietals in the United States, it was the introduction of the European species which prompted the country to begin producing wines on a large scale. Over the past few centuries, experimentation and cross-breeding has produced great successes in regards to the quality and suitability of the fruit grown in states such as California, Oregon, Washington and New York, and the past few decades have seen New World wines from the United States reach much higher standards. Arguably the finest United States wines have always come out of California, where the climate and terrroir is most suitable for fine wine production. The masterful blending of classic grape varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, amongst others including Syrah and Chardonnay, have had world beating results in recent years, prompting many to suggest that there has never been a better time for buying and drinking United States wines.
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Varietal: Chardonnay

In the past couple of decades, the sales of wines made with Chardonnay grapes has risen and fallen more than once. For many people, this green skinned grape was marred by a poor reputation for bland and uninteresting wines, a great shame considering the fact that Chardonnay grapes have proven time and time again to be interesting, versatile and full of surprises. Most commonly, fine Chardonnay wines are buttery, smooth and creamy as a result of malolactic fermentation, yet with hints of tropical fruits and orchard fruits such as apples and pears. What is most remarkable about Chardonnay grapes, however, is the fact that unlike many other 'white' grapes, they are exceptionally good at holding the characteristics of their terroir in the bottle. As such, despite their fluctuating reputation, this is one grape varietal which produces constantly surprising, impressive and varied wines.
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Region: Washington State

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