For over half a century, Napa Valley has enjoyed a reputation interchangeable with premium wine. It has gained this reputation for its wine grapes in California for a reason: the amazing complexity that skilled winemakers can coax out of it when grown in optimum locations. They know all about this in the great, old chateaux of Bordeaux, as well as at many younger, but equally prestigious, wineries in Napa Valley. The world’s best wine grapes are grown in these respective regions.
Today, Freemark Abbey is many things to many people: a team of some of the most respected winemakers working in Napa Valley; a historic 1886 winery and pristine estate, with an enthusiastic hospitality program that highlights both; a collection of source vineyards up and down Napa Valley, representing several of California’s most distinctive terroirs; an extensive—and unparalleled—wine library that stretches back decades; and a winery that, because of its long history and international reputation, is one of Napa Valley’s true ambassador brands.
VARIETAL TYPE: Cabernet Sauvignon.
APPELLATIONS: Napa Valley.
SUB APPELLATIONS: Rutherford.
PRACTICES: Sustainable Winery, Vegan Friendly.
- 2017 Freemark Abbey Winery Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon, 94 points, Wine Enthusiast Magazine, VB (Sep 21)
- 2016 Freemark Abbey Winery Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon, 92 points, Robert Parker Wine Advocate, LPB (Sep 19)
Bottle Size: 750 mL