White

2008 Abeja Chardonnay

Chardonnay

  • USA
  • > Washington
Drink between 2009 - 2014
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Community Tasting Notes 10

  • williamswhine Likes this wine: (93 points)

    April 13, 2013 - Fantastic bottle. Nose of bananas/tropical fruit, nicely balanced, little/no oak, twinge of vanilla-- perfect. Not your traditional California chardonnay which is why we loved it! Fact it comes from Walla Walla may help to explain-- diamond in the rough! Love this winery…love their wines… love everything about them!

  • Jazzman wrote: (91 points)

    July 9, 2011 - Had this slightly chilled after a long day working in the yard. Nice light fruit of lemons, apples on the nose and and nice creaminess on the palate with some nice vanilla notes. Went well with light dinner of bread and cheese.

  • DSaeedi wrote: (93 points)

    June 26, 2011 - I absolutely love this wine. The complex aromas all compliment each other wonderfully. Lemon, especially lemon cream, toast, tropical fruits of banana, melon and maybe a hint of kiwi. The palate is wonderfully balanced, with toasty cream, plenty of fruit and lots of balancing acidity. Medium plus body. Wonderfully long and complex finish. Paired perfectly with grilled shimp, Yukon gold mashed potatoes and Podda cheese. Can´t say enough about this beautiful wine. Absolutely recommend.

  • ron m wrote:

    May 30, 2011 - Didn’t show as well as in the store. Pretty mute on the nose, rich mouthfeel and pleasant enough but a bit flabby and none of the minerally spark that got me to buy it. Today, just average.

  • johnnyo wrote: (92 points)

    February 25, 2011 - Outstanding again!

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    November/December 2010, Issue #153 (link)

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Washington Wine Report

  • By Sean Sullivan
    7/28/2010 (link) **** points

    (Abeja Chardonnay Washington State) Very pale in color. An engaging nose with spice, hay, and freshly sliced apples. Rounded edges on a palate speckled with oak textures and crisp acidity. Finish lingers. 100% Chardonnay. Celilo, Conner Lee, Gamache, and Kestrel vineyards. Aged in French oak (50% new). 13.8% alcohol. 669 cases produced.

  • By Sean Sullivan
    4/7/2010 (link) **** points

    (Abeja Chardonnay Washington State) Pale in color. Nose marked by mineral, freshly sliced apples, and light oak spices. Crisp and spritely on the palate with the oak influence far in the background. 100% Chardonnay from Celilo, Conner Lee, Gamache, and Kestrel vineyards. Aged in 100% French oak (50% new). 13.8% alcohol. 669 cases produced. Sampled at 58 degrees.

  • By Sean Sullivan
    11/19/2009 (link) **** points

    (Abeja Chardonnay Columbia Valley) Pale in color. Nose marked by freshly sliced apples, mineral, and like spices. Crisp and spritely on the palate. Any oak that is there is far in the background. Celilo, Conner Lee, Gamache, and Kestrel vineyards.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type White
  • Producer Abeja
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region Washington
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Washington

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 52 (33%)
  • Consumed 108 (68%)

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