Napa Valley, California
Decanter 95 points! Wine Advocate 92 points! James Suckling 93 points!
A Napa Valley original, the origin of Freemark Abbey dates back to 1881, when Josephine and John Tychson purchased 147 acres in the Napa Valley. Eight decades later, Freemark Abbey helped launch the modern era of California wine. Ted Edwards has been Freemark Abbey's winemaker since 1985. Edwards' intelligent approach to winemaking, combined with the sheer length of his experience in the Napa Valley-the Rutherford Bench in particular-make him one of the region's leading vintners.
"Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley-blended of 78.2% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot, 5.6% Malbec and 2.2% Cabernet Franc-has a compelling perfume of dried roses, fragrant herbs and dusty earth over a core of crushed plums and blackberries with a waft of tobacco. Medium-bodied, lively and expressive in the mouth, it has a pleasant plumminess accented by herb and earth notions, finishing long and chewy. 36,160 cases produced. Drink 2017-2031."-Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate, 92 points!
Enjoy Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon with filet mignon, rack of lamb, steak, grilled vegetables and aged cheeses.