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Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Napa Valley, California, United StatesThe renaissance at Freemark Abbey continues under the Jackson Family Wines banner. The 2017 cab is a reserve style red with a composition of 84% cabernet sauvignon, 12% merlot, 2% petit verdot, 1.5% malbec, .5% cabernet franc. This blend is a Napa Valley story including valley floor vineyards, western and eastern mountain topsoils, all aged 27 months in French oak barrels, of which 37% are new. The attack is intense, pitching fresh, juicy boysenberry and bing cherry spiced with a savoury cedar undercurrent and a touch of milk chocolate. Napa cab always lends itself to early drinking, but this will sleep a decade with little problem. A perfect wine to gift over the holidays to any serious wine drinker.Tasted: 31 October 2021Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
AB$62.00750mlselect private retailers
MB$73.00750mlselect private retailers
Producer: Freemark AbbeyDistributors: Summit Fine Wines
Grape: Cabernet SauvignonCSPC: 561126UPC: 015917026968