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Freemark Abbey Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
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Wine Details

Style

Red

Wine Description

(From 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.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2009 Vintage) Small berries and ideal microclimates contribute to great color, depth and flavor

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    jbtoney

    The appearance is opaque dark ruby with reddish hues. On the nose, this wine shows black currant, blackberry compote, juniper berry and dark chocolate, with cinnamon and clove. The oak is well integrated with a slight nuance of aromatic cedar. The flavor has full cherry-berry notes with cassis and a fleshy mid-palate over a bed of resolved tannins. A very inviting wine, it is full flavored from start to finish, with a very long lingering fruitfulness. 93 Points Wine Enthusiast Shows all the hallmarks of an ageable wine. It's bone dry, big and hard in tannins, and densely packed with blackberries, cherries, cola, licorice and smoky cedar notes. Nowhere near ready. Better after 2015. 92 Points Wine & Spirits This starts off as black satin, mostly tannin and dark fruit, before air brings up more distinct black cherry and earth in the middle of the wine. The plush texture doesn't get in the way of the firm structue, allowing the wine to build complexity as it develops in teh glass. Cellar it for a few years or decant a bottle for roast leg of lamb.

    over 4 years
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    a wonderful cab from the 2007 Napa vintage!

    about 5 years
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    Christmas 15 w Josh

    7 months
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    $32 Drink til 2016

    over 1 year
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    3 months
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    not sure

    almost 5 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1986 Vintage) Rating: 83/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 11/15/90
  • 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 Spectator
    (From 2001 Vintage)
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1994 Vintage) Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 114 on Dec-97