Posts Tagged Freemark Abbey

2013 Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford

One is put on notice that this is going to be a special wine when it is first poured. It is an opaque, glass-staining black/crimson, soaked with color to the rim. A quick sniff reveals hedonistic aromas of concentrated cassis, blackberry, and a hint... Read more

2012 Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

More than 20 vineyards. Five varietals. A mix of French and American oak barrels. Those were the components that contributed to this wine, a full-bodied beauty that seamlessly melds fruit and spice notes. Among the aromas and flavors we experienced... Read more

2012 Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford, Napa Valley

No list of iconic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon wines is complete without the Bosché Vineyard bottling from Freemark Abbey. This wine is a three-vineyard blend from the Napa’s Rutherford district: 53% Bosché, 42% Sycamore, and 5% Red Barn... Read more

2013 Freemark Abbey Chardonnay, Napa Valley

Lightly perfumed, with subtle green apple and sweet honey aromas. The wine is more expansive in the mouth, with a note of sponge cake emerging. A nicely balanced wine, and while it doesn’t seem that big in the nose and mouth, the finish lingers... Read more

2011 Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Nearly opaque dark ruby in color, this Napa Cab exudes warm earth tones and high-toned spice, along with a varietal note of bell pepper — a classic red Bordeaux profile. Mix in some Rutherford dust, cedar, clove, red currant and a hint of polished... Read more

2012 Freemark Abbey Merlot, Napa Valley

Opaque dark purple in color, lightening at the rim, this wine represents the older style of winemaking — rustic and pure. Notes of lavender soap and vanilla cream mix nicely with ample black currant fruit, zippy blackberry, nice spice notes and... Read more

2009 Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Crafted much like the bottlings of St. Emilion, this wine is well suited for Francophiles with its cinnamon/clove/baking spice aromas, joined by notes of eucalyptus and toast. The fruit brightens up in the mouth, where a hint of cocoa powder... Read more

2010 Freemark Abbey Merlot, Napa Valley

The nose melds sweet perfume with a meaty quality, intertwining vanilla, menthol, red plum, cinnamon and clove notes. Medium-bodied and lithe on the palate, with earthy tannins and some juicy fruit in the finish. We’d like to see how this wine is... Read more

2011 Freemark Abbey Chardonnay, Napa Valley

This is Old School Napa Valley Chardonnay, done to perfection by long-time winemaker Ted Edwards. Medium straw in color, with green glints. Eschewing secondary malolactic fermentation, Edwards instead blends select lots from throughout the valley to... Read more