Freemark Abbey

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.11810 ratings
9.1156 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
Severn Goodwin

Birthday Weekend 😉

Such finesse! The first commercial vintage for FAW.

Birthday Weekend 😉

Such finesse! The first commercial vintage for FAW.

Aug 13th, 2022
Daniel P. Drake

This is the 2018 Freemark Abbey Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine is from Oakville, California a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 2% Malbec and 2% Petit Verdot.

On the nose there is black cherry, blackberry, herbal notes, black currant, baking spice, chocolate, pencil shavings, green bell pepper and dark earth.

On the palate is black cherry, blackberry, plum, black currant, violet, green bell pepper, mocha, black pepper, pencil shavings, and earth.

This is medium to full bodied with a smooth plush mouthfeel medium+ to high acidity and medium+ fine grippy tannins that seamlessly moves to a long red & black fruit pencil lead finish. A very nice wine that has many years to go. Have a great weekend and please stay safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

This is the 2018 Freemark Abbey Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine is from Oakville, California a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 2% Malbec and 2% Petit Verdot.

On the nose there is black cherry, blackberry, herbal notes, black currant, baking spice, chocolate, pencil shavings, green bell pepper and dark earth.

On the palate is black cherry, blackberry, plum, black currant, violet, green bell pepper, mocha, black pepper, pencil shavings, and earth.

This is medium to full bodied with a smooth plush mouthfeel medium+ to high acidity and medium+ fine grippy tannins that seamlessly moves to a long red & black fruit pencil lead finish. A very nice wine that has many years to go. Have a great weekend and please stay safe and healthy. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷

Jul 9th, 2022
Eric

Nice summer cab.

Nice summer cab.

Aug 27th, 2019
Boris Mathiszik

Solid Napa cab. PAG summer tasting.

Solid Napa cab. PAG summer tasting.

Jul 14th, 2019
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
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
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
Shawn R

Such a shocker, so surprised on how well this showed. Bright and fresh.

Such a shocker, so surprised on how well this showed. Bright and fresh.

Oct 23rd, 2017