Freemark Abbey

Napa Valley Merlot

9.057 ratings
9.112 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
Severn Goodwin

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

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

Feb 9th, 2018
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
Nick Davis

Nick had this 4 years ago

Nick had this 4 years ago

1 person found it helpfulSep 7th, 2016
Aaron Means

Delicious!

Delicious!

Apr 1st, 2017
Sommelara

Merlot, one unappreciated variety, but this one l appreciate it very much. It's like dancing Tango, naked in front of the mirror when no one is watching.

Merlot, one unappreciated variety, but this one l appreciate it very much. It's like dancing Tango, naked in front of the mirror when no one is watching.

Dec 13th, 2016
WineMascot

just like every other 2013 I have had from Napa. big, great structure and dark fruit.

just like every other 2013 I have had from Napa. big, great structure and dark fruit.

Jun 15th, 2016
Porchia Miljour

We like it. Full and vibrant without being too sweet.

We like it. Full and vibrant without being too sweet.

Jul 11th, 2019
Rob Mayes

Surprisingly fantastic. Go Ralph’s!

Surprisingly fantastic. Go Ralph’s!

Apr 19th, 2019
Tegan Marriott

This was a decent Merlot with, I believe, a little cab sauv+cab franc plus petit verdot added in for some palatable variations. Chocolate notes, finish is long, 14.5 abv but not hot. Was good p&p, & better by the next day as well.

This was a decent Merlot with, I believe, a little cab sauv+cab franc plus petit verdot added in for some palatable variations. Chocolate notes, finish is long, 14.5 abv but not hot. Was good p&p, & better by the next day as well.

Mar 31st, 2019
Henry Fuseler

Nice flavor and finish. Not thin. Paired well with the lamb chops. 4/18

Nice flavor and finish. Not thin. Paired well with the lamb chops. 4/18

Apr 16th, 2018