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Freemark Abbey Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Winemaker's Notes:

Includes 13.0% Merlot, 3.4% Petit Verdot, 1.1% Malbec and 0.2% Cabernet Franc. The 2010 Cabernet has a rich dark ruby-garnet color. The aromas of dark cherry, red plum and blackberry are integrated with the spicy sweetness of oak, cedar, cinnamon, clove and toast. The body is very full with a soft entry, coupled with dark cherry/berry flavors that develop from start to finish. With great texture and mouth feel, this Cabernet is full bodied, rich and opulent. Not yet reviewed; 2009 vintage rated 92 points by Wine Advocate.

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.

Editorial Reviews for Freemark Abbey Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065233,904
4.50 5
11/08/2013

Fruity and creamy on the nose with subtle underlay of dried herbal notes joining well balanced oak in supporting the core of ripe black currant and black cherry fruit. Nice clarity on entry, this offers a great combination of ripeness and power along with transparency and structure. There are plenty of tannins, with a slight drying edge, and acidity that is present if a bit soft but the flavors are rather pure and fresh, all currant and blackberry toned and playing off the fine use of oak. Finishing fruity and bright as well, with acids that emerge from the blanket of fruit and zesty tannins that cleanse the palate this is awfully well done. It’s also delicious! 92pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065233,904
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 05/13/2013

Dusty and a bit sweet on the nose but showing nicely layered green olive, licorice, cedar and black cherry fruit with a hint of dried herbs. A bit diffuse on the palate, but showing a nice balance of integrated acidity and soft tannins that supports the light and lean core of red cherry fruit. This is a touch on the simple side but is drinking well with an attractive mouthfeel. 88pts


Member Reviews for Freemark Abbey Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

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Snooth User: rckr1951
1275033,337
4.50 5
Vintage: 2012 01/08/2017

Stunning wine for the price and age has done it well. Blackberries in spades, currant, a touch of sweet black cherries on the back end, a slight touch of oak to boot.This is generous, smooth and full bodied. The tannins are rounded and are balanced with good acidity. Tremendous QPR. Hold for 3-5 yrs. or drink, why wait? 92 points - Paul


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065233,904
4.60 5
11/08/2013

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: jtryka
3127992,500
4.00 5
07/29/2015

The wine is a deep ruby along the edges leading to an inky purple at the center, just what you like to see in a quality Cabernet. The nose is a lovely bouquet of ripe dark fruit, blackberries, plum and cassis that just exude quality. The taste is much more refined than the typical big Napa Cab, it reminds me more of the great blends of Bordeaux, exemplifying refined flavor and complexity. The initial ripe fruit subsides and presents lovely flavors of dark chocolate and mocha midpalate while the supple tannins support a smooth, dry finish that seems to last a minute or more. See the full review on my blog here: http://allaloneonaplanetfullofpeople.blogspot.com/2015/06/2010-freemark-abbey-cabernet-sauvignon.html


Snooth User: torbjorn222
1400802135
0.00 5
02/05/2014

92


Snooth User: Karmyk
1418254104
0.00 5
12/04/2013

Found on a top 7 cab list. sounds like it has great potential. Avg. price $34


Snooth User: jasond7
140846143
4.50 5
02/17/2014

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: vin0vin0
3578086,962
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 10/07/2012

The Freemark Abbey was fairly big and jammy with loads of fruit on the front end and a decent amount of oak. Tannins were a little raw yet, believe this bottle could use a few more years. Consumed this with friends and tasted along side a Simi '05 Reserve cab and an '08 St. Francis. The Simi was my favorite by far.


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External Reviews for Freemark Abbey Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

External Review
Vintage: 2012 01/08/2017

Four and a half glasses


External Review
Vintage: 2012 01/08/2017

Four and a half glasses


External Review
Vintage: 2012 01/08/2017

Four and a half glasses


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
Vintage: 2012 01/08/2016

Back in 1976 Freemark Abbey Cabernet was on of the wines in the famous Judgment in Paris Tasting. It's been a Napa Valley staple for decades and today Freemark Abbey is owned by the Jess Jackson family and has a renewed focus and vitality. Robert Parker just wrote "Freemark Abbey has hit pay dirt big-time, with plenty of terrific offerings that are being released now and early in 2016. Winemaker Ted Edwards seems to go from strength to strength and readers looking for top-flight Napa wines priced under $50.00 need to check out several of these immediately, as I’m sure they’ll be huge crowd-pleasers." This 2012 Cabernet is a blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 2 % Petit Verdot and 2% Malbec aged 25 months in 40% new French and American oak barrels. Parker scored it 93 points and said "An absolutely fabulous value is the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa. This comes from multiple sources and there are 46,000+ cases of it. A stunning Cabernet Sauvignon and a classic example of Napa viticulture, this blend of 75.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec, was aged just over two years in oak. Loads of sweet blackcurrant fruit, cocoa, a touch of toast, earth, and baking spice are all present in this wine that has terrific fruit on the attack and mid-palate, a full-bodied mouthfeel, no hard edges and a luscious, opulent, gorgeously pure style. Drink it over the next 10-15 years. Although I wouldn’t be surprised to see it last longer. For old-time reader/subscribers, this might be the modern-day equivalent of the great 1974 Souverain Vintage Selection that I recommended back in the late 1970s and is still going strong today.


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
Vintage: 2012 01/24/2016

Back in 1976 Freemark Abbey Cabernet was one of the wines in the famous Judgment in Paris Tasting. It's been a Napa Valley staple for decades and today Freemark Abbey is owned by the Jess Jackson family and has a renewed focus and vitality. Robert Parker just wrote "Freemark Abbey has hit pay dirt big-time, with plenty of terrific offerings that are being released now and early in 2016. Winemaker Ted Edwards seems to go from strength to strength and readers looking for top-flight Napa wines priced under $50.00 need to check out several of these immediately, as I’m sure they’ll be huge crowd-pleasers." This 2012 Cabernet is a blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 2 % Petit Verdot and 2% Malbec aged 25 months in 40% new French and American oak barrels. Parker scored it 93 points and said "An absolutely fabulous value is the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa. This comes from multiple sources and there are 46,000+ cases of it. A stunning Cabernet Sauvignon and a classic example of Napa viticulture, this blend of 75.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec, was aged just over two years in oak. Loads of sweet blackcurrant fruit, cocoa, a touch of toast, earth, and baking spice are all present in this wine that has terrific fruit on the attack and mid-palate, a full-bodied mouthfeel, no hard edges and a luscious, opulent, gorgeously pure style. Drink it over the next 10-15 years. Although I wouldn’t be surprised to see it last longer. For old-time reader/subscribers, this might be the modern-day equivalent of the great 1974 Souverain Vintage Selection that I recommended back in the late 1970s and is still going strong today.


External Review
04/07/2015

Good medium ruby-red, more saturated than the merlot. Attractive floral perfume lifts aromas of redcurrant, tobacco and licorice. Offers darker berries on the palate, along with dark chocolate, pepper and spices and a slightly green herb-and-menthol element. Nice touch of sweetness. Finishes with firm tannic spine and good length.


External Review
04/07/2015

The backward, Bordeaux-inspired 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Mt. Veeder reveals sweet black currant, oak, forest floor and underbrush characteristics. Full-bodied with terrific ripeness and richness as well as a long finish with moderately high tannins, it should be forgotten for 3–4 years and drunk over the following two decades.


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Includes 13.0% Merlot, 3.4% Petit Verdot, 1.1% Malbec and 0.2% Cabernet Franc. The 2010 Cabernet has a rich dark ruby-garnet color. The aromas of dark cherry, red plum and blackberry are integrated with the spicy sweetness of oak, cedar, cinnamon, clove and toast. The body is very full with a soft entry, coupled with dark cherry/berry flavors that develop from start to finish. With great texture and mouth feel, this Cabernet is full bodied, rich and opulent. Not yet reviewed; 2009 vintage rated 92 points by Wine Advocate.

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