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Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California
93 Points

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Region: California Napa Valley
Vintage: 2016
BC: $60.0 +price will vary

BC CSPC: BC CSPC Code -561126
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WineScores' Review

Seductive, generous, supple.
This seductive bottle comes from the portfolio of more than three dozen (worldwide) wineries owned by Jackson Family Wines. One harvested primarily from Oakville Reach (Oakville), Keyes (Howell Mountain), Stage Coach Vineyard (Atlas Peak), Bosche Vineyard (Rutherford) and the Sycamore Vineyard (Rutherford) in Napa Valley; it was aged 28.6 months in 60-gallon French oak barrels (35% new).
The blend is 75.8% Cabernet (by law to be labeled as such it must contain 75%+ Cabernet Sauvignon) with descending amounts of Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Cab Franc.
Freemark Abbey is a generous red, it doles out inky aromas of intense cassis, vanilla, black cherries, licorice, purple floral notes and baking spices. Just as concentrated, the palate delivers dusty dark fruit, savoury spices, toasted oak and chicory with bittersweet cocoa and espresso lingering on a persistent finish. This wine has it all; balance, structure and authority.

Recommended Pairings
Rich Meats , Good First Impressions, Cellar Keepers, First Date

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Wine Scores reviewed - 2020-09-02 11:50:20.0


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