1997 Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
188 Ratings
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188 Ratings
1997 Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Winemaker's Notes

Intense ruby color. Appealing nose of cherries, strawberries, and ripe plums. Smooth flavors of cherries, bittersweet chocolate, and vanilla oak with hints of coffee and clove. Drinks well now, yet loaded with depth for 10-15 years of additional aging.

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Intense ruby color. Appealing nose of cherries, strawberries, and ripe plums. Smooth flavors of cherries, bittersweet chocolate, and vanilla oak with hints of coffee and clove. Drinks well now, yet loaded with depth for 10-15 years of additional aging.

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    A little harsh even after decant. good taste, however. Would buy this again.

    over 4 years
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2001 Vintage) 13% Merlot; 7% Cabernet Franc; 4% Petit Verdot. While we find no fault with this bottling's very proper varietal themes of cherries, oak and herbs, the one wants for more volume, more range and more overall intensity to be much more than a clean but somewhat hollowed-out wine.
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (From 2001 Vintage)
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1994 Vintage) Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 114 on Dec-97