Freemark Abbey

Bosché Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

9.27 ratings
9.43 pro ratings
Rutherford, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Severn Goodwin

Nose has over-ripe stinky cherry, dry leather, moist leather, old horse pasture, tomato leaf, blackberry, dried blueberry, dried mint, saturated oak and old cigar.

Palate has blackberry, partially dried cherry, dried raspberry, (minor) moist garden soil, wet raisins with soft tannins and a long finish. Decanted 4H and it's finally starting to really open up.

Mid-shoulder fill on this particular bottle, remaining bottles are looking better. Quite reminiscent of older Bordeaux in the nose/palate traits.

(BTW I love the old labels when they used to underscore the Cabernet Sauvignon, for me it's always been Cabernet Bosché, history in a bottle!)

Nose has over-ripe stinky cherry, dry leather, moist leather, old horse pasture, tomato leaf, blackberry, dried blueberry, dried mint, saturated oak and old cigar.

Palate has blackberry, partially dried cherry, dried raspberry, (minor) moist garden soil, wet raisins with soft tannins and a long finish. Decanted 4H and it's finally starting to really open up.

Mid-shoulder fill on this particular bottle, remaining bottles are looking better. Quite reminiscent of older Bordeaux in the nose/palate traits.

(BTW I love the old labels when they used to underscore the Cabernet Sauvignon, for me it's always been Cabernet Bosché, history in a bottle!)

Oct 10th, 2020
Greg Hirson

Corks and Barrels at Cork Supply USA

9.5

Aged, leafy, minty, tobacco. Exactly what I expect from older Bordeaux. But without the Brett. I'm glad to have had the chance to taste it.

Aged, leafy, minty, tobacco. Exactly what I expect from older Bordeaux. But without the Brett. I'm glad to have had the chance to taste it.

1 person found it helpfulJul 27th, 2014
Christopher Bates

Master Sommelier, Owner/Winemaker Element Winery

9.5

Nice example. Full, round, bright. @augustinewinebar

Nice example. Full, round, bright. @augustinewinebar

Mar 5th, 2015
Dave Parker

Still so fresh and tannins for days.

Still so fresh and tannins for days.

Mar 4th, 2015
WPO
9.0

WPO had this 2 years ago

WPO had this 2 years ago

Nov 11th, 2018
Alex Bard

Alex had this 6 years ago

Alex had this 6 years ago

Oct 24th, 2014
Mae Whiting

Mae had this 6 years ago

Mae had this 6 years ago

Jul 31st, 2014