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2005 Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon "Napa Valley"

Freemark Abbey 2005 Napa Cabernet

Winery: Freemark Abbey

Vintage: 2005

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Napa Valley"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc, & .1% Petite Sirah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $35

Cases produced: 11,168

KWG Score: 90.2 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: September 15, 2009

Wine Review: This very dark ruby colored Cab opens with a spicy black raspberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, soft, and elegant. The flavor profile is a juicy and fruit forward black cherry with notes of black currant. This wine is very approachable and all about the fruit. The finish is dry and its well managed mild tannins build and drift away nicely. This food friendly Cab would pair nicely with comfort food like Theresa’s meatloaf or shepherds pie. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Dark ruby in color, this wine has aromas of black cherry, currant, plum and blackberry, which integrate with floral notes of lilac and rose petals. On the palate, our 2005 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon delivers great balance and flavors of black cherry with subtle hints of cedar, spice, chocolate, and espresso. The combination of French and American oak barrels adds layers to the dark fruit flavors that lead to a long clean finish.

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