Freemark Abbey

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.11281 ratings
9.1124 pro ratings
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
Vito Sergio Parente

Barely 21 #1997 #napavalley

Oct 6th, 2018
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.2

A much better bottle than the last one a few weeks ago. This one showed excellent earth and bramble complexity.

A much better bottle than the last one a few weeks ago. This one showed excellent earth and bramble complexity.

Aug 27th, 2018
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

8.9

I’ve had this wine many times. It was better several years ago as age is taking a toll.

I’ve had this wine many times. It was better several years ago as age is taking a toll.

Aug 11th, 2018
Brian Szluk

Clear, deep concentration, purple color, ruby secondary color, heavy extracting, heavy tearing, clean nose, moderate intensity, developing, ripe red and black fruits black cherry, plum, raspberry, cassis, sage and tobacco, dry palate, red and black fruits, black and red plum.

Clear, deep concentration, purple color, ruby secondary color, heavy extracting, heavy tearing, clean nose, moderate intensity, developing, ripe red and black fruits black cherry, plum, raspberry, cassis, sage and tobacco, dry palate, red and black fruits, black and red plum.

May 28th, 2018
Matt Austin

Owner/Winemaker, Grosgrain Vineyards, Walla Walla, WA

9.2

Drinking well, probably just past peak

Drinking well, probably just past peak

May 27th, 2018
Sommelara

Aged deliciously

Aged deliciously

May 21st, 2018
Severn Goodwin

7 May 2018

Dining in the best, semi-unknown, Vietnamese restaurant in all of Paris, with a very deep wine list, where the chef/owner was drinking the leftover bottles on day 2 of the '76 Judgement of Paris, and this bottle is on the wine list for €190, you bet you drink it! This was his last bottle, no more FAW on the wine list now.

Dusty cherry, leather, slight mint note on the tail end of the finish, easily 10+ years left on this bottle, tannins are completely resolved.

7 May 2018

Dining in the best, semi-unknown, Vietnamese restaurant in all of Paris, with a very deep wine list, where the chef/owner was drinking the leftover bottles on day 2 of the '76 Judgement of Paris, and this bottle is on the wine list for €190, you bet you drink it! This was his last bottle, no more FAW on the wine list now.

Dusty cherry, leather, slight mint note on the tail end of the finish, easily 10+ years left on this bottle, tannins are completely resolved.

May 7th, 2018
Henrik Poulsen

13.4% alc.
Extremely youthful at age 36.
Full bodied and very ripe for this era.

13.4% alc.
Extremely youthful at age 36.
Full bodied and very ripe for this era.

Mar 12th, 2018
Severn Goodwin

Only $45 on the restaurant wine list, CRAZY! This is retail pricing.

Only $45 on the restaurant wine list, CRAZY! This is retail pricing.

Feb 9th, 2018
Cory Fierro

Massively great standard Napa cab from a massively underrated (in my opinion) winery. There's got to be a good deal of Merlot blended in this as the nose has all the hallmarks of the grape, plus dark chocolate and blue fruit. The palate does get more intense, though it's a softer style of Cabernet that shows off it's complexity without having an overpowering element.

Massively great standard Napa cab from a massively underrated (in my opinion) winery. There's got to be a good deal of Merlot blended in this as the nose has all the hallmarks of the grape, plus dark chocolate and blue fruit. The palate does get more intense, though it's a softer style of Cabernet that shows off it's complexity without having an overpowering element.

Feb 8th, 2018