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Freemark Abbey Merlot Napa Valley 2008

Member Review by tabednar:

Excellent merlot from California well worth the price. Still young and will cellar well. Complex, medium bodied merlot with strong, young tannins. Beautiful pair with any red meat. Slight red fruit notes to the aroma and palate with a long, untamed finish. I will try to but more of this to save.

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Freemark Abbey Winery:
It began over a century ago as a vision shared by a handful of pioneers; those with an intimate knowledge of grapes and a deep respect for the land. This vision took root, was nurtured by skilled hands and ultimately resulted in one of the first premium wineries in the Napa Valley. Today, the wine of Freemark Abbey stands as a testament to what the rich earth of the Napa Valley is capable of creating when working in perfect harmony with nature.

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Snooth User: tabednar
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01/09/2012

Excellent merlot from California well worth the price. Still young and will cellar well. Complex, medium bodied merlot with strong, young tannins. Beautiful pair with any red meat. Slight red fruit notes to the aroma and palate with a long, untamed finish. I will try to but more of this to save.


External Reviews for Freemark Abbey Merlot Napa Valley

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Source: NapaCabs.com
07/06/2011

WE 94pts. (Cellar Selection) - The Wine Enthusiast gave this glowing review: A very successful vintage for Freemark Abbey's wines overall, and this young, intensely concentrated Merlot is a star of the year. Quite Tannic now, with delineated blackberry, cherry cassis, cola and spice flavors, its best years are ahead. Cellar this impressive wine for 4-6 years. Winemaker Notes - The color is a deep and rich ruby-garnet. With integrated spicy sweet oak, there are layers of flavor composed of black cherry, black currant, plum, mincemeat, juniper berry, mushroom, vanilla and dark chocolate, with an underlining complexity of leather and tobacco. The entry and finish are very smooth with integrated fruit resembling black cherry and a rich dark currant syrup. With an extended length of flavor that is very pleasant, this wine is very inviting .you can't stop with just one glass!


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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
06/06/2011

An incredibly versatile wine, with a palate filled with bright cherry fruit and fresh Santa Rosa plum. A beautiful balance of acidity and fruit.




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