Freemark Abbey

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.170 ratings
9.12 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Severn Goodwin

Nose has ripe blackberry, medium roast coffee grounds, tannic black cherry, crushed milk chocolate, sliced red pepper, tanned black leather and ripe plum skin.

Palate has ripe blackberry, plum, milk chocolate chips, mild new oak, black currant and red clay pottery. Mild tannins are becoming integrated. Decanted 6H.

We enjoyed this bottle with mesquite smoked chuck steaks from a local farmer (Kinderhook Farm; Valatie, NY), cooked slow and low. Manage your temperature and you'll never be disappointed, on the grill for almost 25+minutes, but beautifully medium-rare.

FAW is a staple producer in our cellar, but generally I do not touch anything until at least a 10-12Y birthday. A one off bottle purchase from Costco ($40) so that I can check in on bottles we're waiting on.

75.8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16.2% Merlot, 4.0% Malbec, 3% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc.
Sourced from Bosché Vineyard, Keyes Vineyard, Oakville Vineyard, Stagecoach Vineyard & Sycamore Vineyard.

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Nose has ripe blackberry, medium roast coffee grounds, tannic black cherry, crushed milk chocolate, sliced red pepper, tanned black leather and ripe plum skin.

Palate has ripe blackberry, plum, milk chocolate chips, mild new oak, black currant and red clay pottery. Mild tannins are becoming integrated. Decanted 6H.

We enjoyed this bottle with mesquite smoked chuck steaks from a local farmer (Kinderhook Farm; Valatie, NY), cooked slow and low. Manage your temperature and you'll never be disappointed, on the grill for almost 25+minutes, but beautifully medium-rare.

FAW is a staple producer in our cellar, but generally I do not touch anything until at least a 10-12Y birthday. A one off bottle purchase from Costco ($40) so that I can check in on bottles we're waiting on.

75.8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16.2% Merlot, 4.0% Malbec, 3% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc.
Sourced from Bosché Vineyard, Keyes Vineyard, Oakville Vineyard, Stagecoach Vineyard & Sycamore Vineyard.

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FYI, new-ish trending algorithm on Delectable only pushes wines to the feed which can be purchased through Delectable/Banquet. Kind of a 'fake news' feed of the actual popularity on wines in the platform, but what do I know?! I figured since this bottle 'trended' with no likes as of this commentary, I'd let everyone know. I generally don't drink wines that are available via Banquet registered purveyors, since most of our wines are unique or older. Same with 'Tasting Notes: Weeky Roundup' so be aware. Enjoy this tidbit of knowledge, community. 🤗 My soapbox.

Apr 10th, 2021
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The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) is plump, juicy and forward - all characteristics that make it a terrific choice for drinking now and over the next decade or so. Sweet black cherry, plum, new oak, spice, new leather and coffee notes are all pushed forward in this mid-weight, succulent and highly appealing Cabernet. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, January 2020)

The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) is plump, juicy and forward - all characteristics that make it a terrific choice for drinking now and over the next decade or so. Sweet black cherry, plum, new oak, spice, new leather and coffee notes are all pushed forward in this mid-weight, succulent and highly appealing Cabernet. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, January 2020)

1 person found it helpfulJan 17th, 2020
michael robers

Plum nose full bodied smooth dark fruit and earth flavor moderate tannin.

Plum nose full bodied smooth dark fruit and earth flavor moderate tannin.

Jun 23rd, 2021
Michael VanAcker

Raj bottle. Drinkable and not overpowering. Mv liked more than Sv

Raj bottle. Drinkable and not overpowering. Mv liked more than Sv

Jun 7th, 2021
Jeannine

Great pairing with filet mignon for Mother’s Day. ❤️

Great pairing with filet mignon for Mother’s Day. ❤️

May 9th, 2021
Jeffrey Lam

Smooth

Smooth

Mar 3rd, 2021
Chris Erkel

Solid full bodied Cab

Solid full bodied Cab

Mar 1st, 2021
Malcolm Trimble

Dark ruby color. Dark fruit on the nose and palate. Currants and plum. I was a little disappointed in the finish - didn’t last and wasn’t smooth

Dark ruby color. Dark fruit on the nose and palate. Currants and plum. I was a little disappointed in the finish - didn’t last and wasn’t smooth

Feb 10th, 2021
Oscar Rosales

Nice res cab!
Lot of flavors! Very nice full body

Nice res cab!
Lot of flavors! Very nice full body

Feb 1st, 2021
Steve Mitchell

Good solid Cabernet.
Medium tannins with a smooth finish.

Good solid Cabernet.
Medium tannins with a smooth finish.

Jan 3rd, 2021