Freemark Abbey Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

$49.99

93 Points - great buy                     A classic Napa Cabernet from Freemark Abbey. 93 Points Robert Parker:  "An absolutely fabulous value is the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa. This comes from multiple sources and there are 46,000+ cases of it. A stunning Cabernet Sauvignon and a classic example of Napa viticulture, this blend of 75.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec, was aged just over two years in oak. Loads of sweet blackcurrant fruit, cocoa, a touch of toast, earth, and baking spice are all present in this wine that has terrific fruit on the attack and mid-palate, a full-bodied mouthfeel, no hard edges and a luscious, opulent, gorgeously pure style. Drink it over the next 10-15 years. Although I wouldn’t be surprised to see it last longer. For old-time reader/subscribers, this might be the modern-day equivalent of the great 1974 Souverain Vintage Selection that I recommended back in the late 1970s and is still going strong today. ...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."

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Ratings on Delectable

Ron R Delectable Pro

Hints of nutmeg, cinnamon and crushed berries on the nose. The palette is expansive with linze torte, licorice and a reasonable use of oak. Tannins are not resolved, which makes sense given the vintage. Finishes taught and long. A very good effort from a solid producer.

Hints of nutmeg, cinnamon and crushed berries on the nose. The palette is expansive with linze torte, licorice and a reasonable use of oak. Tannins are not resolved, which makes sense given the vintage. Finishes taught and long. A very good effort from a solid producer.

9.0

Ryan Carey Delectable Pro

Founder Wine Confidential

Holy crap, this shocked me. The 2012 Freemark Abbey is perhaps the best value Napa Cab in years. Gorgeous floral nose, followed by a smooth, velvety finish of dark berries and spice. This is what Napa Cabernet is all about. Score: 95 points (Just looked: Parker gave 93 points, and WE gave 90 and must've been drinking a different wine)

Holy crap, this shocked me. The 2012 Freemark Abbey is perhaps the best value Napa Cab in years. Gorgeous floral nose, followed by a smooth, velvety finish of dark berries and spice. This is what Napa Cabernet is all about. Score: 95 points (Just looked: Parker gave 93 points, and WE gave 90 and must've been drinking a different wine)

9.5

Sommelara Delectable Pro

One amazing vintage!

One amazing vintage!

9.6

Isaac Pirolo Delectable Pro

For this only being 0.5% above the legal limit, it's a whole lot of Cabernet. Cassis, currant, cedar, fresh pine, hazelnut, and those rolled wafer cookies (and yes, I believe this is a technical term). When I imagine in my head what Napa Cabernet tastes like it's extremely close to this. Beautifully rich and unnoticeably dry.

For this only being 0.5% above the legal limit, it's a whole lot of Cabernet. Cassis, currant, cedar, fresh pine, hazelnut, and those rolled wafer cookies (and yes, I believe this is a technical term). When I imagine in my head what Napa Cabernet tastes like it's extremely close to this. Beautifully rich and unnoticeably dry.

9.3

Kevin Ortzman Delectable Pro

See sister rating from Rutherford

See sister rating from Rutherford

9.1

Katherine Bordelon Delectable Pro

Court of Master Sommelier Guild member

Balanced, simple, non lingering. An easy go to.

Balanced, simple, non lingering. An easy go to.

8.8

Justin Rusch Delectable Pro

Dark ripe fruit and amazing finish.

Dark ripe fruit and amazing finish.

8.9

Weijie Shi (Jay) Delectable Pro

2012 vintage

2012 vintage

9.0

Roy Goble Delectable Pro

Was told Parker gave this a 93. Too generous.

Was told Parker gave this a 93. Too generous.

9.0

Gerry Baker Delectable Pro

Quite approachable with softer tannin and lots of cocoa

Quite approachable with softer tannin and lots of cocoa

9.0

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