Freemark Abbey Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 750ml - Vine Republic
Freemark Abbey Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 750ml
SKU: 00684

Freemark Abbey Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

  • js94
  • we93
  • ws92
  • jd91
  • wa91


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Category Red Wine
Origin California, Napa Valley
Brand Freemark Abbey
Alcohol/vol 14.5%

Dark ruby in color, the flavors such as blackberry, boysenberry and Bing cherry dominate with nuances of milk chocolate, chocolate berry truffle dusted with cocoa powder, aromatic cedar and Herbs de Provence. 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.

Blend: 75.8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16.2% Merlot, 4.0% Malbec, 3% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc

James Suckling
  • js94

Aromas of blackcurrants, spearmint, licorice and lead pencil follow through to a medium body with firm tannins and a fresh finish. Hints of chocolate and almonds. Really polished. Very drinkable now, but will age beautifully.

Wine Enthusiast
  • we93

This bold, ripe but nicely polished wine wraps black cherries, black currants and mint in moderate, fine-grained tannins that will help carry it for several years. Subtle cinnamon, clove and cedar accents keep it interesting on the finish. Best through 2030.

Jim Gordon, July 1, 2023
Wine Spectator
  • ws92

A fresh, polished style, with a relatively open-knit core of boysenberry and black cherry compote backed by friendly singed vanilla and licorice notes. A crowd-pleaser. Drink now through 2031. 25,000 cases made.

James Molesworth, October 15, 2023
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd91

There are roughly 25,000 cases of the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley, which is sourced from all over the valley. Certainly a beautiful wine worth seeking out (and it should be easy to find), it has ample ripe cherry and cassis fruits as well as spicy oak and tobacco nuances. This impeccably made, medium-bodied, elegant Cabernet will shine for a decade. Best After 2021.

Audrey Frick
Wine Advocate
  • wa91

There are an impressive 20,000 cases of the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley, a blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon with 8% Merlot, 2% each Malbec and Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc, aged in 40% new oak. About half of the fruit is sourced from estate (organically grown) vineyards, while the balance is purchased. Lovely herb-inflected cassis and hints of ripe cherries appear on the nose, while the palate is medium to full-bodied, silky and fine, but with some substance and concentration, finishing with soft, dusty tannins. Good concentration, balance, length.