Freemark Abbey Winery

707-963-9694 3022 St. Helena Highway North PO Box 410
St. Helena, CA 94574
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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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  • Viognier

    History of the grape: Viognier is thought to be an indigenous grape of Croatia that was brought to the Rhone in Franc...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

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  • Which Cab Sav's are REALLY good right of the bat (upon release from the winery) and even better after 5 years?  Read More

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  • Freemark Abbey Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

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    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 Bordeau... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


  • Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Bosché Vineyard 1980

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    I was gifted this wine by my brother-in-law who found it at an estate sale. So, provenance is questionable. This wine is clearly well on the downward slope. Initial impression is that it is pretty flaccid and a bit tart. Subsequent tastes, though, seem to say to me that there is nothing really all that bad about it. The tartness does seem to... Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Not sure it was the greatest I've ever had, OT, but it is a terrific wine.  On the other hand, it is so different from the typical SB--fairly hefty, lot's of upfront fruit, and much more complex--I can see where many SB fans might not care for it.  As I mentioned above, it would be a killer pairing with lighter proteins served with some sort of ... Read More

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  • Freemark Abbey Chardonnay 2012

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    Nose broadcasts oaky, vanilla, melon hints. On the tongue, most of that is confirmed. Strong fruitinessagain, melon with some tropical fruits and, maybe some stone fruitsgive the wine an almost sweet characteristic. There is some acid detected on the back of the throat which saves this wine. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Freemark Abbey Sycamore Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Napa Valley 2011

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    Complex and engagingly Old World, scents of black currant, black cherry, trail dust, mushroom, drying herbs, earth, vanilla and spice waft generously from the glass. The wine is surprisingly full-bodied given the savory nose but acidity and tannins of fine powder and chalk keep things well in balance. The flavors are rich and more typical of the... Read More

    Wine review by Fred Swan


  • Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon Bosche Vineyard 2011

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    The unusually cool, wet vintage gave Napas winemakers a taste of life in Bordeaux. This wine does the same for tasters. The nose is immediately complex and captivating with dusty, tart black currant, huckleberry, coffee, dry earth, cocoa nib, dry leaves, dried rose petals and mint easily discernible. Freshness plus fine, powdery and chalky tanni... Read More

    Wine review by Fred Swan


  • Napa Valley grape growers and winemakers wore out their worry beads in 2011. Rain came early, often and didn’t want to go away. It was a cool year as well, forcing winemakers to spend even more time walking the vineyards than usual. Napa Valley is accustomed to dry, warm, sunny growing seasons. It’s Cabernet Sauvignon wines are widely known for ... Read More

    From the article Vintage Update: 2011 Napa Valley Cabernet


  • Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Bosché Vineyard 2005

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    Wine review by mark


  • They did manage to get some good ones, Scholium, Lioco, Spottswode, Soliste (yay!), Arnot-Roberts, Hirsch, Littorai...http://www.thedailymeal.com/america-s-101-best-wineries-slideshow Read More

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