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Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Napa Valley, California, United StatesFreemark Abbey is on a roll under the Jackson Family Wines banner and winemakers Kristy Melton and Ted Edwards. In 2019 this Napa Valley cabernet opens with rich dark baking chocolate and blackberry. Similar flavours mark the palate with some espresso and reasonably bright acidity that lends a fresh, juicy character to what is a youthful red. It was a mostly perfect year for Napa cabernet, and this warm, spicy red is all you can want at this price point. The final mix is 90% cabernet sauvignon, 8% merlot, 2% petit verdot, 2% malbec, and 1% cabernet franc. The fruit comes from all over Napa Valley, led by 33% Okaville, 20% Atalon, 5% Keyes, 2% Sycamore and 40% purchased fruit. It aged 24 months in French oak barrels, of which 41% were new.Tasted: 22 November 2023Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
AB$62.00750mlselect private retailers
MB$73.00750mlselect private retailers
Producer: Freemark AbbeyDistributors: Summit Fine Wines
Grape: Cabernet SauvignonCSPC: 561126UPC: 015917026968