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Brand's Heritage

With roots dating back to 1886, Freemark Abbey was among the first of the original 16 Napa Valley wineries. Back in the days it was known as the “Tychson Cellars”, and was the first winery to be built and operated by a woman, Josephine Tychson. Today, this historical site is better known as Freemark Abbey. Over the last century-and-a-half, Freemark Abbey has pioneered the California wine industry and become a beacon of enduring quality and tradition. 

World-class Wine

Located in the renowned sections of Napa Valley, their vineyards were carefully planted with the varietals best suited to the individual soils and microclimates. The result is fruit of excellent quality and superb varietal character. And with winemaker Ted Edwards, who brings over 30 years of experience working with this exceptional fruit, uses a classical approach and training to craft some of the finest and notable wines in Napa.

 

Over the years, Freemark Abbey has been praised and recognized for their wines. One of the most historical and significant events was the 1976 Paris Wine Tasting. Freemark Abbey was one of the twelve one of twelve U.S. wineries chosen to compete in “The Judgment of Paris” blind tasting, and it is the only winery with a red and white wine represented. Numerous praises have also been made for their Napa Valley Cabernet Bosche, with accolades from Wine Spectator describing the 1898 vintage as “The truest embodiment of Rutherford-style Cabernet.”

 
Freemark Abbey Viognier 
2013 Napa Valley

This wine is partially fermented in small French oak barrels, the balance is cold-fermented in  stainless steel  to enhance the natural flavors. The brilliant greenish straw color introduces the floral aroma of jasmine, with grapefruit, peach, apricot, pineapple guava, passion fruit, papaya and toast. The flavor is punctuated with ripe white peach, banana and guava… very pleasant and full with great viscosity and balance. The Freemark Abbey Viognier is a refreshing wine that yields both complexity and a pleasurable lingering experience.

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2013

White

Viognier

Tropical and Balanced 

15.5%

Napa Valley, California

Ted Edwards

Accolades

Robert Parker (The Wine Advocate)– 93 points

“Lush aromas of ripe white peaches combine with freshly picked pears and hint of almond to offer a luxurious and open bouquet. A lack of malolactic fermentation has kept the fruit notes of this Freemark Abbey Viognier really clearly defined, but the Viognier grape’s natural tendency to overt expression and a hint of oak lend a richness of aroma. Medium to full bodied and gorgeously buttery on the palate, this Freemark Abbey Viognier is long, opulent and complex.”

Freemark Abbey Merlot
2013 Napa Valley

Opaque depth of red ruby color, the Freemark Abbey Merlot expresses rich dark fruit aromas composed of dark cherry, boysenberry, Santa Rosa plum, Bay leaf and dried herbs. There is a milk chocolate nuance with integrated spicy oak. Coupled with the rich dark fruit, there is a hint of arugula adding to the complexity. The entry and finish are very smooth with integrated fruit resembling black cherry. The Merlot has a good overall balance of fruit, body, tannin and acidity. The depth of fruit coupled with the richness of flavor, provides a profile that delivers from initial sip, one that continues on the palate for a very long finish. To note, this luscious wine is aged in French and American barrels for 15 months.

Blend: 89.1 % Merlot, 6.7% Cabernet Sauvignon

1.8% Petit Verdot, 1.2% Cabernet Franc, 1.2% Malbec

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2013

Red

Merlot (Blend)

Smooth and Supple

14.5%

5 g/L

Extra Dry- No sweetness; Clean, crisp and acidic finish

Napa Valley, California

Ted Edwards

Freemark Cabernet Bosche
2011 Rutherford, Napa Valley

Showing dark ruby color, our 2011 Bosche has a sweet black cherry aroma with integrated black fruits. There is great depth and complexity in the nose with forest floor, green olive, aromatic cedar and walnut meat. Dry-farmed through most of the season, which concentrates the grape flavors, coupled with the aging in French barrels, developed big, voluptuous, soft and velvety Cabernet blend. The tannins are very well integrated in this beautifully balanced claret, providing a very long fruitful finish.

Robert Parker (The Wine Advocate) – 97 pts.

"The classic 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Bosché Vineyard is 90.1% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest 9.9% Merlot, aged 26 months in oak. This is one of the iconic wines of Napa, and one of the great vineyard sources coming from Rutherford on foothill bench soils at the base of the Mayacamas Mountains. This is one of the finest examples of this wine I’ve ever tasted, and there have been many. The wine shows plenty of loamy soil notes intermixed with blackberry, cassis, cedar wood and spice box. It’s full-bodied, shows terrific intensity, a multi-dimensional mouthfeel and moderate tannin in the finish. It still needs cellar time - and 5-6 years should bring forth plenty of magic, but this wine will also last 30-40 years. "

Accolades

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WINEMAKER           

2011

Red

Cabernet Sauvignon

Big and Bold

13.5%

2 g/L

Dry- No sweetness perceived; well-rounded with balanced acidity

Rutherford, Napa Valley, California

Ted Edwards