Freemark Abbey

Freemark Abbey

Napa Valley Cabernet Franc 2012

Nose has old leather, dry garden soil, dried blackberry, dried black cherry, dark chocolate bar, roasted green pepper, wet chalk and faint vanilla/oak.

Palate has dried blackberry, ripe black currant, dried licorice, stale chocolate cake, dried blueberry, moist leather, moist garden soil with smooth tannins and a medium finish.

Purchased in February 2015, our last bottle on this vintage. This bottling can hold in proper storage until 2026-2030.
— 7 days ago

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Freemark Abbey

Bosché Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 1970

I’ve enjoyed this wine over the last decade. First vintage of John “Bosche”ever made. 50th birthday wine.  — a month ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Looking forward to the '65 Freemark post 🤦‍♂️

Westrey

Abbey Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009

MICHAEL COOPER
9.0

Dried cherries and potpourri on the nose. Glyceric texture, with dried red fruit flavors. Is just slightly off-dry. #willamette #willamettevalley #oregon #pinotnoir #oregonpinot — a month ago

Freemark Abbey

Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2019

Melon, tangerine, grapefruit, lemongrass & tropical fruits as well as some floral notes. Frozen pineapple bites on the palate with a crisp finish. — 7 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Nice! I also have FAW on deck for tonight, red tho.

Freemark Abbey

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Primarily Cab Sauv, but some Merlot (16%) along with slight amounts of Cab Franc, Malbec and Petite Verdot are added. Clearly defined aromas and flavors of dark cherry, blackberry, plums, wet stones and earth. Big and Sweet vanilla notes on the long finish. Nicely structured with good balance of tannins and acidity. — 21 days ago

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Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Ok to buy again. Heavy tobacco — 2 months ago

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Scott Bristol

Scott Bristol

Don’t love it though. Check price.

Freemark Abbey

Napa Valley Chardonnay

Almost as good as Rombauer! Loved it! — 2 months ago

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Sycamore Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Probably a year or 2 away from optimal. And this one is 16 years young. Nose of lightly toasted oak, dark chocolate, blackberry. Entry showing just about zero signs of age. Blackberry, tobacco, fig, hint of smoke. Still has lots of acidity throughout. Finishes with darker notes. Dusty tannin. Really amazing how this one IMO is still on the youthful side of the curve and still on the upswing. Really nice wine, but if you have this one it will probably be at the top of the hill in 2 or 3 years. — 21 days ago

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Mark Flesher

Mark Flesher

@Severn Goodwin I was really impressed with the amount of youth still in this wine. Acquired from @Shay A and was actually a little bit uninterested at first. But I am glad ultimately that I said yes and had a chance to try it!
David T

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Think the 04 Napa vintage is better than advertised.
Mark Flesher

Mark Flesher

@David T I would agree completely. A couple of years ago I ran into some Bell Clone 6 that was at a wine shop in the temp room and about 5 of them had been for years. Bought one, drank it within a week. Went back and bought all the rest. I have a few '04s and plan to try another one of them soon

Renato Ratti

Marcenasco Barolo Nebbiolo 2015

Have several ‘15, decided to open 1. Located halfway up the hill dominating principal valley of Barolo, lined by vineyards, lies a precious 15th century Abbey of Annunziata. Medium Ruby with complex aromas of ripe berry fruits and fresh floral scents. On the palate the palate cherry, tobacco and fresh herbs give this full-body wine grace and elegance. Soft fine tannins on a well balanced frame makes this wine enjoyable today as well as have room to run over the next decade. 50th Anniversary! — 24 days ago

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