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Freemark Abbey Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Details

Style

Red

Wine Description

(2011 Vintage) From a wonderfully abundant vintage with exceptional quality, this Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of all five Bordeaux varietals carefully selected from 20+ vineyards across the Napa Valley. With great complexity, our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon expresses aromas of fresh boysenberry, blackberry pie, Bing cherry, and cocoa-dusted chocolate berry truffle, all integrated with the spicy sweetness of oak, cedar, cinnamon, clove and a hint of black pepper. With dark cherry and berry flavors from start to finish, this Cabernet is full-bodied, rich and opulent.

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    classic Bordeaux style cab - can age some more - takes an hour to breathe before enjoying

    over 5 years
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    excellent red - had at il Bisto - pike place market

    over 6 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (1998 Vintage) "Many of us feel that this release by Freemark Abbey rivals last year Cabernet that was included on Wine Spectators Top 100 Wines of the Year list. Freemark Abbey, long known for their exceptional Cabernets, has long been known as a winery that takes special care in selecting and producing their wine . . . and they are awarded well for it . . . Last year’s regular Cabernet earned a 91 point score from the Wine Spectator. One of the great boutique wineries in all of California, the 1998 offering i...
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (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
    (2001 Vintage)
  • Wine Spectator
    (2001 Vintage)
  • Wine Advocate
    (1994 Vintage) Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 114 on Dec-97