Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

The sites selected for the grapes depend on the vintage, often grapes from over 20 locations across the Napa valley are employed. The range of flavours developed in the grapes from these different terroirs allow the winemaker, Ted Edwards, to produce a complex and balanced blend. Cabernet Sauvignon accounts for about 76% of the blend, with Merlot 16%, being the next major component; the balance is made up of other Bordeaux varieties: Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. The grapes are fermented in parcels in stainless steel tanks and the wine aged for around 25 months in French, 86%, and American, 14%, oak barrels; about 30% of which are new. With great complexity, the wine expresses aromas of fresh boysenberry, blackberry pie, cherry and dark chocolate, all integrated with the spicy sweetness of oak, cedar, cinnamon and clove.

  • Type: Red
  • Country: USA
  • Region: California
  • Vintage: 2011
  • Producer: Freemark Abbey
  • Primary grape: Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Secondary grape: Merlot
  • Screwcap: Cork
  • Bottle size: 75cl
  • List price: £29.73
  • Code: 33474
  • Expression: Barrel