Freemark Abbey

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.1120 ratings
9.16 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
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
Al Shikoh

Opaque purple. Aromas of blackberry, black cherry, tobacco, cocoa powder, and cedar. Full bodied with good concentration and nice tannic backbone. Blend of 75.1% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10.9% Merlot, 5.9% Petit Verdot, 4.9% Cabernet Franc, 3.2 % Malbec fermented in stainless steel then aged in oak, 38% new French and 4% new American, for 25.6 months. A nice large production Napa Cab for less than $50 retail. 14.5% ABV.

Opaque purple. Aromas of blackberry, black cherry, tobacco, cocoa powder, and cedar. Full bodied with good concentration and nice tannic backbone. Blend of 75.1% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10.9% Merlot, 5.9% Petit Verdot, 4.9% Cabernet Franc, 3.2 % Malbec fermented in stainless steel then aged in oak, 38% new French and 4% new American, for 25.6 months. A nice large production Napa Cab for less than $50 retail. 14.5% ABV.

1 person found it helpfulDec 27th, 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.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 9th, 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.

1 person found it helpfulDec 16th, 2017
Henrik Poulsen

Sampled 3/2018 at ProWein (Germany).

Sampled 3/2018 at ProWein (Germany).

Mar 23rd, 2018
Ray Vanderhoff

More of a Bordeaux Blend that is primarily Cab Sauv. Plenty of Dark Friut and Blueberry on the nose and pallet. Vanilla and dried rose petal notes on the long finish as well. Smooth tannins.

More of a Bordeaux Blend that is primarily Cab Sauv. Plenty of Dark Friut and Blueberry on the nose and pallet. Vanilla and dried rose petal notes on the long finish as well. Smooth tannins.

Jun 22nd, 2019
Radmila wollrab

Blind testing with 3 other California cabs. We liked this one, a bit too much tannins.

Blind testing with 3 other California cabs. We liked this one, a bit too much tannins.

Apr 1st, 2019
Kara Stockman

Earthy tones, full bodied. Pairs well with steak. Leg breath for an hour before drinking.

Earthy tones, full bodied. Pairs well with steak. Leg breath for an hour before drinking.

Jan 2nd, 2019
Frank Soldano

Wonderful wine. Deep rich color. Drinks the 2013 in 2018. Thick long lasting legs. Lighter bouquet that starts when TJ cassis and from new she’s with earth notes. Slightly sweet taste, with a strong berry and dark stone fruit notes.

Wonderful wine. Deep rich color. Drinks the 2013 in 2018. Thick long lasting legs. Lighter bouquet that starts when TJ cassis and from new she’s with earth notes. Slightly sweet taste, with a strong berry and dark stone fruit notes.

Aug 31st, 2018
Kevin Smith

Vail golf trip

Vail golf trip

Aug 12th, 2018