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2012 Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon "Rutherford"

Freemark Abbey 2012 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery: Freemark Abbey

Vintage: 2012

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Rutherford"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, & 4% Cabernet Franc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Rutherford

State or country: CA

Price: $70

Cases produced: 1,983

KWG Score: 91.7 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: January 4, 2016

Wine Review: This dark red colored Cabernet Sauvignon from Freemark Abbey is classy. It opens with a black currant bouquet with a hint of blueberry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and a little fruit forward. The flavor profile is a tasty black currant and oak blend with notes of nicely integrated minerality and menthol. I also detected a hint of blueberry and acai berry in the background. The finish is dry and its dusty oak tannins are quite sticky. I would decant this Cab and serve it with Stuart’s steak treats. It was a spectacular pairing. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: With great complexity, the Rutherford CS expresses aromas of black fruit, Bing cherry, dark chocolate, red raspberry, green olive, tobacco, all integrated with the spicy sweetness of oak, cedar, cinnamon, clove and a hint of black pepper. The body is very full with a soft entry, coupled with dark cherry/berry flavors that develop with great depth.

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