Freemark Abbey

2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon •Bosche, Broken Rock, TbarT, Keyes and Budge Brown Vineyards.

California: Napa Valley

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Mission Briefing

Codename:

1886

Today’s Freemark Abbey Winery 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the finest of the 2012 vintage. Robert Parker gave this wine a 93 point score - while giving the vintage a score of 96E.

That E is for Extraordinary.

Today’s wine hits all of the right notes. This wine is exquisite!

On the nose, this wine is bold, lush and very aromatic, with smoky blueberry, blackberry jam, mixed berry pie, leather, spice box, cigar box, dried fall leaves, twigs, chocolate covered cherry and subtle black pepper.

After an explosion of black cherry on the palate, rich, delicious flavors of blackberry, blueberry, cherry cordial, bramble bush, dried fall leaves, cocoa powder, baker’s chocolate, slate mineral and cracked peppercorn follow.

This wine is an expressive Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon that delivers all of the classic aromas, bold flavors and extravagant mouth feel that one would expect from a true luxury Napa Cab.

Enjoy… but be quick. Our allocation is modest - and this wine won’t likely last the whole day.

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Here’s what the wine press has to say:

93 points - Robert Parker, Wine Advocate - “An absolutely fabulous value is the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa… Loads of sweet blackcurrant fruit, cocoa, a touch of toast, earth, and baking spice are all present in this wine that has terrific fruit on the attack and mid-palate, a full-bodied mouthfeel, no hard edges and a luscious, opulent, gorgeously pure style.

Drink it over the next 10-15 years, although I wouldn’t be surprised to see it last longer. For old-time reader/subscribers, this might be the modern-day equivalent of the great 1974 Souverain Vintage Selection that I recommended back in the late 1970s and is still going strong today.”


Remember, we offer FREE Temperature-Controlled shipping during the hot summer months. Add optional ice packs if your local area is hot, and your wine will arrive in great condition!

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Tasting Profile

Look:

Deep and inky with dark garnet at the heart of the wine and light ruby at the meniscus. Tall, thin legs move very slowly downward after giving the wine a hearty swirl.

Smell:

Smoky blueberry, blackberry jam, mixed berry pie, leather, spice box, cigar box, dried fall leaves, twigs, chocolate covered cherry and subtle black pepper.

Taste:

Black cherry, blackberry, blueberry, cherry cordial, bramble bush, dried fall leaves, cocoa powder, baker’s chocolate, slate mineral and cracked peppercorn.

Finish:

Extra long and very plush, with medium tannins that give the wine a crushed velvet feel across the entire palate.

Pairing:

Enjoy with red meat dishes of all types… especially wine braised beef short ribs!

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Ted Edwards
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Composition
75.5% Cabernet Sauvignon
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16.6% Merlot
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3.3% Cabernet Franc
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2.6 % Petit Verdot
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2.0% Malbec
Vintage
2012
Appellation
Napa Valley
Abv
14.5%
TA
0.63g/100ml
pH
3.60
Aging
25 months
Barrels
86% French Oak (32% new) and 14% American Oak (8% new)
Bottling Date
March–April 2015

About the Winery

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