Freemark Abbey

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.1135 ratings
9.18 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Cory Fierro

Massively great standard Napa cab from a massively underrated (in my opinion) winery. There's got to be a good deal of Merlot blended in this as the nose has all the hallmarks of the grape, plus dark chocolate and blue fruit. The palate does get more intense, though it's a softer style of Cabernet that shows off it's complexity without having an overpowering element.

Massively great standard Napa cab from a massively underrated (in my opinion) winery. There's got to be a good deal of Merlot blended in this as the nose has all the hallmarks of the grape, plus dark chocolate and blue fruit. The palate does get more intense, though it's a softer style of Cabernet that shows off it's complexity without having an overpowering element.

Feb 8th, 2018
Tom Casagrande

My belated birthday dinner wine; had this with mesquite-grilled hangar steaks with chimichurri. A sentimental favorite winery. The nose has loads of focused cassis, graphite, dry underbrush. Classic. In the mouth, it seems young-ish still: nicely-concentrated, but with still a few elbows from the tannins and the alcohol, which haven’t quite fully integrated. The flavors are clingy, with the cassis and graphite amping up a bit from the nose and lingering. Really nice wine.

My belated birthday dinner wine; had this with mesquite-grilled hangar steaks with chimichurri. A sentimental favorite winery. The nose has loads of focused cassis, graphite, dry underbrush. Classic. In the mouth, it seems young-ish still: nicely-concentrated, but with still a few elbows from the tannins and the alcohol, which haven’t quite fully integrated. The flavors are clingy, with the cassis and graphite amping up a bit from the nose and lingering. Really nice wine.

1 person found it helpfulOct 25th, 2021
Al Shikoh

Opaque purple. Aromas of blackberry, black cherry, tobacco, cocoa powder, and cedar. Full bodied with good concentration and nice tannic backbone. Blend of 75.1% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10.9% Merlot, 5.9% Petit Verdot, 4.9% Cabernet Franc, 3.2 % Malbec fermented in stainless steel then aged in oak, 38% new French and 4% new American, for 25.6 months. A nice large production Napa Cab for less than $50 retail. 14.5% ABV.

Opaque purple. Aromas of blackberry, black cherry, tobacco, cocoa powder, and cedar. Full bodied with good concentration and nice tannic backbone. Blend of 75.1% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10.9% Merlot, 5.9% Petit Verdot, 4.9% Cabernet Franc, 3.2 % Malbec fermented in stainless steel then aged in oak, 38% new French and 4% new American, for 25.6 months. A nice large production Napa Cab for less than $50 retail. 14.5% ABV.

1 person found it helpfulDec 27th, 2018
Severn Goodwin

Only $45 on the restaurant wine list, CRAZY! This is retail pricing.

Only $45 on the restaurant wine list, CRAZY! This is retail pricing.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 9th, 2018
Marc Stubblefield

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

9.0

This is really lovely. Not trying too hard. Not trying to taste expensive or be a raging bargain. Just nice Napa fruit from a great vintage, made in a classic style. Probably would get lost in a side by side tasting, but one of those wines that just makes a hearty meal better.

This is really lovely. Not trying too hard. Not trying to taste expensive or be a raging bargain. Just nice Napa fruit from a great vintage, made in a classic style. Probably would get lost in a side by side tasting, but one of those wines that just makes a hearty meal better.

1 person found it helpfulDec 16th, 2017
Henrik Poulsen

Sampled 3/2018 at ProWein (Germany).

Sampled 3/2018 at ProWein (Germany).

Mar 23rd, 2018
Chris

Amazing Napa Cab!

Amazing Napa Cab!

Apr 8th, 2022
Peter M. Heidt

…always good. Staple…

…always good. Staple…

Dec 13th, 2021
Ben Carmel

Decanted and it opened beautifully, enjoyed with steak. Great depth but fruity and drinkable.

Decanted and it opened beautifully, enjoyed with steak. Great depth but fruity and drinkable.

Oct 17th, 2021
Carla Lalalalalalala

Our wine for Christmas Eve at home! The fam loved it. Went well with lechon, roast beef and lengua! 😋

Our wine for Christmas Eve at home! The fam loved it. Went well with lechon, roast beef and lengua! 😋

Dec 24th, 2020