Freemark Abbey Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

$49.95

93 Points - great buy                     A classic Napa Cabernet from Freemark Abbey. 95 Points Decanter:  "The estate known today as Freemark Abbey was established in 1886 by one of the first female wine-growers in Napa. Today Ted Edwards is head winemaker, working for the past three decades to develop relationships with growers, allowing exclusive sourcing rights to specific plots, which is crucial to the winery’s success. This wine has been aged for 28 months in a mixture of French and American oak. Powerful blackcurrant nose, with slightly charred oak. Very rich without being jammy, it packs a punch. An assertive and very youthful style, but good acidity and tannins mean this should go the distance. This is softly structured but with a good level of tannins. Violets and rose petals lead up to a lengthy finish. Great purity and clarity here." 93 Points James Suckling: "This shows hot stones, ash, undertones of citrus, slate and oyster shell. Lots of blue fruit on the palate with licorice character to define the full body, tight yet grippy tannins and fruity yet minerally finish. Drink in 2019." Robert Parker: "...Freemark Abbey remains one of the legendary Napa Valley wineries. In spite of what many feared when it was acquired by the Jackson family of Kendall-Jackson, things have only gotten stronger and more consistent under their leadership, with the continuation of chief winemaker Ted Edwards. Since I have been tasting these wines over the last few years, this has been a consistent producer of high quality wines in both red and white. They have added a couple of new cuvées to the portfolio, but are still well-known for their non-malolactic style of Chardonnay."

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The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) is plump, juicy and forward - all characteristics that make it a terrific choice for drinking now and over the next decade or so. Sweet black cherry, plum, new oak, spice, new leather and coffee notes are all pushed forward in this mid-weight, succulent and highly appealing Cabernet. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, January 2020)

The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) is plump, juicy and forward - all characteristics that make it a terrific choice for drinking now and over the next decade or so. Sweet black cherry, plum, new oak, spice, new leather and coffee notes are all pushed forward in this mid-weight, succulent and highly appealing Cabernet. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, January 2020)

9.0

Lucy King

Yum thanksgiving wine!

Yum thanksgiving wine!

9.3

amanda zhllima

The texture of the wine was pleasing almost buttery definitely oakey. This went very well with filet mignon. It has a dark fruit maybe raspberries flavor

The texture of the wine was pleasing almost buttery definitely oakey. This went very well with filet mignon. It has a dark fruit maybe raspberries flavor

9.2

Ray Vanderhoff

Primarily Cab Sauv, but some Merlot (16%) along with slight amounts of Cab Franc, Malbec and Petite Verdot are added. Clearly defined aromas and flavors of dark cherry, blackberry, plums, wet stones and earth. Big and Sweet vanilla notes on the long finish. Nicely structured with good balance of tannins and acidity.

Primarily Cab Sauv, but some Merlot (16%) along with slight amounts of Cab Franc, Malbec and Petite Verdot are added. Clearly defined aromas and flavors of dark cherry, blackberry, plums, wet stones and earth. Big and Sweet vanilla notes on the long finish. Nicely structured with good balance of tannins and acidity.

9.2

Scott Bristol

Ok to buy again. Heavy tobacco

Ok to buy again. Heavy tobacco

9.0

Kat Kaster

Pleasant integrated tannin. Good sippable napa cab

Pleasant integrated tannin. Good sippable napa cab

9.0

Ken Venezio

Medium hues out of the bottle from this 75% cab blend. Nice texture with a full mouth of dark fruits and cherries. Nicely integrated tannins. Medium spices on the finish.

Medium hues out of the bottle from this 75% cab blend. Nice texture with a full mouth of dark fruits and cherries. Nicely integrated tannins. Medium spices on the finish.

9.1

Stearing

I really like this one. Drained the bottle. Why does it have to be 40+

I really like this one. Drained the bottle. Why does it have to be 40+

9.5

Jeremy Hollingsworth

Solid Cabernet, dark fruit and just right amount of oak

Solid Cabernet, dark fruit and just right amount of oak

8.9

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