FREEMARK ABBEY, CABERNET SAUVIGNON NAPA 2016
Wine Type: Cabernet Sauvignon
Director of Winemaking: Ted Edwards
Associate Winemaker: Jesus Alfaro, Barrett Anderson
Grape variety: 75.1% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9.9% Merlot, 7.3 % Petit Verdot, 6.1% Cabernet Franc, 1.6% Malbec
Wine Profile: Opaque, dark ruby color introduces this wine that expresses dark fruit aroma and flavors, flavors such as blackberry, black currant, and dark cherry.
There are nuances of dark chocolate, chocolate berry truffle dusted with cocoa powder, aromatic cedar, cinnamon, clove, and a hint of tobacco. The sweet oak spice is very well integrated, adding to the overall complexity.
The body is very full, with a soft entry, coupled with dark cherry flavors that develop from start to finish. With great texture, integrated tannins, and pleasant mouth feel, this cabernet is full bodied, rich and opulent. In one word....delicious.