Welcome to our new look, Operative! Take a look around and let us know what you think.

Freemark Abbey 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

2021 Wine Intrigue Awards
Most Requested wine of 2016
Operative's Choice

Mission Codename 1886

Today, we’re very happy to present to you another great 2016 Wine Intrigue Awards winner! This wine is our Operative’s Most Requested Wine of 2016. Our Operatives were nuts about this wine and they requested more of this wine than any other in 2016.

We’re nuts about it, too!

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.

This exquisite wine hits all of the right notes.

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 mouthfeel 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.

~

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.”

Read Full Review
Hide Full Review

What the Winery Says 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Freemark Abbey
Freemark Abbey
Winemaker
Ted Edwards
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Composition
75.5% Cabernet Sauvignon
~
16.6% Merlot
~
3.3% Cabernet Franc
~
2.6 % Petit Verdot
~
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 Freemark Abbey

Freemark Abbey Winemaker Ted Edwards
Freemark Abbey Winemaker Ted Edwards
Freemark Abbey 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml Wine Bottle
Offer Expired Dec 27, 2016 at 11:59 pm
$00.00
Price Redacted
$44.00
Elsewhere
Freemark Abbey 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml Wine Bottle
Offer Expired Dec 27, 2016 at 11:59 pm
$00.00
Price Redacted
$44.00
Elsewhere