Freemark Abbey

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.11234 ratings
9.1111 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
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
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
Marc Stubblefield

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

9.0

This is really lovely. Not trying too hard. Not trying to taste expensive or be a raging bargain. Just nice Napa fruit from a great vintage, made in a classic style. Probably would get lost in a side by side tasting, but one of those wines that just makes a hearty meal better.

This is really lovely. Not trying too hard. Not trying to taste expensive or be a raging bargain. Just nice Napa fruit from a great vintage, made in a classic style. Probably would get lost in a side by side tasting, but one of those wines that just makes a hearty meal better.

Dec 16th, 2017
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.2

Drinking well.

Drinking well.

Aug 24th, 2017
Will Burkholder

Owner Fine Wine Dump

6.9

I've enjoyed drinking and selling Freemark for over 15 yrs. The 2011 vintage is frankly horrible. Tart red fruits, med bodied and short.

I've enjoyed drinking and selling Freemark for over 15 yrs. The 2011 vintage is frankly horrible. Tart red fruits, med bodied and short.

5 people found it helpfulJan 9th, 2015
Ed Matthews

I am really predisposed not to like Napa Cabs, but this one was delicious. Not a huge nose on this inky wine. Delicious mix of black and red fruit with huge acid and very subtle tannins.

I am really predisposed not to like Napa Cabs, but this one was delicious. Not a huge nose on this inky wine. Delicious mix of black and red fruit with huge acid and very subtle tannins.

4 people found it helpfulApr 8th, 2014
Ron R
9.0

Hints of nutmeg, cinnamon and crushed berries on the nose.

The palette is expansive with linze torte, licorice and a reasonable use of oak. Tannins are not resolved, which makes sense given the vintage. Finishes taught and long. A very good effort from a solid producer.

Hints of nutmeg, cinnamon and crushed berries on the nose.

The palette is expansive with linze torte, licorice and a reasonable use of oak. Tannins are not resolved, which makes sense given the vintage. Finishes taught and long. A very good effort from a solid producer.

3 people found it helpfulApr 10th, 2016
Anna Marie Dos Remedios

Old school Napa Cab! Really nice balance, 2011 and 13.5 alc. Cherry with spice and vanilla from nicely integrated American oak.

Old school Napa Cab! Really nice balance, 2011 and 13.5 alc. Cherry with spice and vanilla from nicely integrated American oak.

2 people found it helpfulJan 9th, 2015
Alexa Rose

Afternoon treat.

Afternoon treat.

2 people found it helpfulJun 24th, 2014
Tor Kenward

1974 better than any Bordeaux I can remember from decade

1974 better than any Bordeaux I can remember from decade

1 person found it helpfulDec 7th, 2017