Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon 2012, Napa Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon
California, Usa

$54.95 (904532)

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90 pts
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May 28, 2016

Critic Reviews (4)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This big, brawny cab has a rather reserved nose of ripe blackcurrant, earth, coconutty oak, some mocha and dried...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

A Bordeaux blend of all five varieties extracted from more than 20 Napa Valley Vineyards, this is classically Napa,...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Still surprisingly reductive, with pronounced wood perfume off the top not yet integrated into the ensemble -...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Somewhat pandering but also enticingly exotic with notes of garam masala, black pepper, musky sweat and sweet black...

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Community Reviews (1)

Michael Stickings
Michael Stickings

This is an impressively big, unabashedly bold, and, in its own way, undeniably amazing wine. It exhibits glorious Cabernet characteristics (balanced by the other Bordeaux varietals), led by sensational, head-spinning aromas of cassis, blackberry, blueberry, dark cherry, vanilla, chocolate, leather, pine, and cinnamon, with replays of ripe dark fruit and savoury wood on the palate, enormous concentration leading to a long and satisfying finish. The tannins are tight and the acids are intense, and so this needs a lot of time to settle down, but this is still a great wine with substantial upside.

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