Freemark Abbey

Napa Valley Merlot

8.9348 ratings
9.044 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Merlot
Beef, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, Exotic Spices, Lamb, White Rice, Baking Spices, Herbs, Pasta, Chicken, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Pork, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Tom Casagrande

Delicious. A sentimental favorite winery for my wife and me, Freemark’s reds are, in my experience, consistently top notch. Nose has sweet Luxardo cherry, rich humus, just a tad of barrel spice, stony crushed gravel, and sniffably tangy acids. Round and full-flavored, it’s got smoky cassis fruit that is clingy and turns minerally/savory as the finish progresses. Soft textured and balanced. Just a joy to drink.

Delicious. A sentimental favorite winery for my wife and me, Freemark’s reds are, in my experience, consistently top notch. Nose has sweet Luxardo cherry, rich humus, just a tad of barrel spice, stony crushed gravel, and sniffably tangy acids. Round and full-flavored, it’s got smoky cassis fruit that is clingy and turns minerally/savory as the finish progresses. Soft textured and balanced. Just a joy to drink.

Aug 5th, 2021
Gregory Fulchiero

This is a serious wine. On par with Pahlmeyer, but rising above in terms of focus, and letting the fruit shine more than the oak. Bravo. Pipe tobacco, damp earth and mulled blueberries

This is a serious wine. On par with Pahlmeyer, but rising above in terms of focus, and letting the fruit shine more than the oak. Bravo. Pipe tobacco, damp earth and mulled blueberries

1 person found it helpfulNov 14th, 2018
Cory Fierro

Nose full of red fruit, rhubarb, mint and clove.

Palate of cherries, bitter chocolate and clove.

This is Napa Valley Merlot all right. And it is delicious with a NY Strip.

Happy Merlot month everyone!

Nose full of red fruit, rhubarb, mint and clove.

Palate of cherries, bitter chocolate and clove.

This is Napa Valley Merlot all right. And it is delicious with a NY Strip.

Happy Merlot month everyone!

1 person found it helpfulOct 3rd, 2018
Severn Goodwin

Too young, not half as good as the Bosché Merlot. 🤨

Too young, not half as good as the Bosché Merlot. 🤨

1 person found it helpfulFeb 9th, 2018
Nick Davis

Nick had this 5 years ago

Nick had this 5 years ago

1 person found it helpfulSep 7th, 2016
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

8.6

Pine and cedar on the nose along with cherry and plum fruit

Pine and cedar on the nose along with cherry and plum fruit

1 person found it helpfulMar 10th, 2015
Dick Kliner

Decanted 1hr, hAd with BBQ ribs

Decanted 1hr, hAd with BBQ ribs

1 person found it helpfulSep 1st, 2014
Keith Sedita

A nice cab drinker's merlot

A nice cab drinker's merlot

1 person found it helpfulOct 25th, 2013
Severn Goodwin

FAW Merlot is always a solid value, BUY at any opportunity.

FAW Merlot is always a solid value, BUY at any opportunity.

Jun 8th, 2017
Aaron Means

Delicious!

Delicious!

Apr 1st, 2017