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2012 Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon "Napa Valley"

Winery: Freemark Abbey

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Napa Valley"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot & 2% Malbec

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $44

Cases produced: 46,319

KWG Score: 92.2 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: January 12, 2016

Wine Review: This very dark ruby colored Cabernet Sauvignon from Freemark Abbey is very good. It opens with a mild black currant bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced and rich. The flavor profile is black currant and black raspberry blend with notes of cocoa, mild minerality and oak. The finish is dry and its moderate dry tannins are nicely prolonged. This Cab would pair well with a Kona encrusted NY strip steak. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: From a wonderfully abundant vintage with exceptional quality, this Freemark Abbey Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend from over 20 + vineyards using all 5 Bordeaux varietals. Selecting from all over the Napa Valley, we were truly kids in a candy store in creating this 2012 Cabernet with its' youthful dark ruby color. With great complexity, the wine expresses aromas of fresh boysenberry, blackberry pie, Bing cherry, dark chocolate, chocolate berry truffle dusted with cocoa powder, all integrated with the spicy sweetness of oak, cedar, cinnamon, clove and a hint of black pepper. 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. In one word….delicious.

Organic status: not organic

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