"Abeja Chardonnays are as certain to hit their target as a Kobe Bryant slam dunk, and the style remains consistent vintage after vintage. Spicy, nutty, based around stone fruits and melon, they do not shy away from the toasty flavors that derive from barrel fermentation in 40% new French oak. The underlying minerality and well-balanced acidity mark this as… — P.G."
"Sleek, silky, creamy and refined, especially appealing for the nectarine and tangerine flavors that dance smoothly through the long and inviting finish. Drink now through 2016. 937 cases made. –HS" - Wine Spectator (November 30th 2012), 92 pts
"Another classic vintage of Abeja Chardonnay, this is a memorable style that’s built around yummy barrel flavors of toast and caramel, with notes of stone fruits. The three vineyard sources—Celilo, Conner Lee, and French Creek—form a perfect crescent across the state and capture the essence of three quite different AVAs. It has lovely texture and length, with… - P.G."
"Polished, sleek and expressive, playing the pear and almond flavors against lively acidity and mouthcoating texture. Lingers enticingly on the medium-weight finish. Drink now through 2018. 660 cases made. –HS" - Wine Spectator (May 31st, 2014), 91 pts
"Abeja’s 2013 Chardonnay offers clean, crisp notes of apple blossom, white flowers, citrus and brioche. Fermented and aged in barrel (40% new), it has a solid mix of richness and freshness, is beautifully balanced, and will drink nicely for 2-3 years. - Jeb Dunnuck" - The Wine Advocate (erobertparker.com, June 2015), 91 pts
"A blend of top sites Celilo and Conner Lee, this appealing wine displays aromas of candy corn, corn silk and chamomile. The stone-fruit flavors are elegantly styled, showing a sense of restraint and balance that carries through the lingering finish." - Wine Enthusiast (September 1st 2015), 91 pts