Freemark Abbey 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
Back in 1976 Freemark Abbey Cabernet was on of the wines in the famous Judgment in Paris Tasting. It's been a Napa Valley staple for decades and today Freemark Abbey is still producing outstanding wines. A large portion of the grapes for this 2010 are sourced from their Bosche Vineyard and Sycamore vineyards in Rutherford. The blend is 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec and 1% Cabernet Franc aged 22 months in French oak barrels. Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored it 92 points saying "This is a beautiful Cabernet Sauvignon. It epitomizes the Napa quality of power married to finesse. Winemaker Ted Edwards deserves kudos for producing a high-production Cabernet this good, from a difficult vintage. It’s dry and balanced, with rich, complex blackberry, sage and sweet oak flavors. Drink now–2017."