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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
89065238,748
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
89065238,748
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: zufrieden
2593865,225
4.50 5
Vintage: 2014 11/17/2019

Black cherry presentation in the glass; inviting to say the least. On the nose, you get a cherry twizzler and fresh baked dark cherry pie. You can't wait.. but you must, so entry with smooth, integrated vanilla-cherry and raspberry; tannin is pleasant. Finish is only slightly pucker-inducing with a warm, long cherry-currant finish. Delicious and wonderful value. 93. or 4.5 cups.


Snooth User: rckr1951
1275033,757
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
89065238,748
4.60 5
11/08/2013

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: jtryka
3127992,501
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


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External Reviews for Freemark Abbey Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

External Review
Source: Wine Gems @ Perriello's
Vintage: 2016 11/20/2019

Napa Valley, CaliforniaWine Advocate 92 points!A Napa Valley original, the origin of Freemark Abbey dates back to 1881, when Josephine and John Tychson purchased 147 acres in the Napa Valley. Eight decades later, Freemark Abbey helped launch the modern era of California wine. Ted Edwards has been Freemark Abbey's winemaker since 1985. Edwards' intelligent approach to winemaking, combined with the sheer length of his experience in the Napa Valley-the Rutherford Bench in particular-make him one of the region's leading vintners. "Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley reveals fresh blackberries, blackcurrants and black plums with hints of dark chocolate, menthol and fertile soil. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers delicious, crunchy black fruits and harmonious structure, finishing softly textured and spicy. 36,588 cases were made. Drink 2019-2032."-Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate, 92 points!Enjoy Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon with filet mignon, rack of lamb, steak, grilled vegetables and aged cheeses.


External Review
Source: Wine Gems @ Perriello's
Vintage: 2014 12/06/2018

Napa Valley, CaliforniaDecanter 95 points! Wine Advocate 92 points! James Suckling 93 points!A Napa Valley original, the origin of Freemark Abbey dates back to 1881, when Josephine and John Tychson purchased 147 acres in the Napa Valley. Eight decades later, Freemark Abbey helped launch the modern era of California wine. Ted Edwards has been Freemark Abbey's winemaker since 1985. Edwards' intelligent approach to winemaking, combined with the sheer length of his experience in the Napa Valley-the Rutherford Bench in particular-make him one of the region's leading vintners. "Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley-blended of 78.2% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot, 5.6% Malbec and 2.2% Cabernet Franc-has a compelling perfume of dried roses, fragrant herbs and dusty earth over a core of crushed plums and blackberries with a waft of tobacco. Medium-bodied, lively and expressive in the mouth, it has a pleasant pluminess accented by herb and earth notions, finishing long and chewy. 36,160 cases produced. Drink 2017-2031."-Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate, 92 points!Enjoy Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon with filet mignon, rack of lamb, steak, grilled vegetables and aged cheeses.


External Review
Source: Wine Gems @ Perriello's
Vintage: 2014 01/07/2019

Napa Valley, CaliforniaDecanter 95 points! Wine Advocate 92 points! James Suckling 93 points!A Napa Valley original, the origin of Freemark Abbey dates back to 1881, when Josephine and John Tychson purchased 147 acres in the Napa Valley. Eight decades later, Freemark Abbey helped launch the modern era of California wine. Ted Edwards has been Freemark Abbey's winemaker since 1985. Edwards' intelligent approach to winemaking, combined with the sheer length of his experience in the Napa Valley-the Rutherford Bench in particular-make him one of the region's leading vintners. "Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley-blended of 78.2% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot, 5.6% Malbec and 2.2% Cabernet Franc-has a compelling perfume of dried roses, fragrant herbs and dusty earth over a core of crushed plums and blackberries with a waft of tobacco. Medium-bodied, lively and expressive in the mouth, it has a pleasant plumminess accented by herb and earth notions, finishing long and chewy. 36,160 cases produced. Drink 2017-2031."-Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate, 92 points!Enjoy Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon with filet mignon, rack of lamb, steak, grilled vegetables and aged cheeses.


External Review
Vintage: 2013 09/25/2017

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 2013 Cabernet is a blend of 75.1% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10.9% Merlot, 5.9 % Petit Verdot, 4.9% Cabernet Franc and 3.2% Malbec aged 26 months in 40% new oak, mostly French. Wine Review online scored this a big 96 points saying "Just barely falling into the varietal category with 75.1% Cabernet Sauvignon, this is a less expensive alternative to the spectacular 2013 Bosché that nearly matches it in quality. It's deeply expressive, with all that you'd expect from a classic Napa Valley red -- Blackberry, cassis, vanilla, spice, faint dried herbs, full throttle delivery of the nose elements over fine grained tannins and a supple grip that carries a very long, beautifully integrated finish. Decant well or age 10 to 15 years. Another gorgeous wine from Ted Edwards."


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


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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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