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Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon
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Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Napa Valley, California, United StatesFreemark Abbey is enjoying a renaissance under the Jackson Family Wines banner, and there is plenty of wine made under the Napa label, now at 24,000+ cases. Don’t let the production scare you. It is a reserve style red and it is fresh and vibrant with everything you want in a 2016 cabernet sauvignon. The blend is a tour of Napa soils, including valley floor well-drained loam and clay; western mountaintop soils shallow and acidic with low fertility; and eastern mountaintop soils that are volcanic based, with poor fertility and incredible minerality. Look for intense, spicy, fresh, juicy boysenberry and bing cherry with milk chocolate, cedar, and garrigue. There is plenty of life here, and there is no rush to drink this wine. The 2016 composition is 75.8% cabernet sauvignon, 16.2% merlot, 4% malbec, 3% petit verdot, 1% cabernet franc.Tasted: 20 December 2019Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 55.99 BCLS AB 47.99 private wine shops Producer: Freemark AbbeyDistributors: Summit Fine Wines
Grape: Cabernet SauvignonCSPC: 561126UPC: 015917026968