Cabernet Sauvignon, Red Wine, California
Freemark Abbey Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Red Wine is dark ruby in color and is a rich, opulent Napa Valley wine. This full-bodied dry wine is aged in oak barrels, resulting in a very well-integrated sweet oak spice, adding to the overall complexity. Sourced from select vineyards in Napa Valley, this Cabernet wine features balanced acidity levels due to moderately warm afternoons and early morning fog. Freemark Abbey wines are produced by a winery whose contemporary rise to prominence has, from the 1960s to the present, coincided with that of California’s fine wine industry. A dark ruby red wine, with complex oak with flavors of dark berry fruit, cocoa, and Herbs de Provence. The body is full with supple tannins, a soft entry, and dark cherry flavors that develop from start to finish. Pair with beef tenderloin grilled with Herbs de Provence, braised short ribs. This bottled California cabernet sauvignon is 14.5% alcohol by volume. 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. This blend is a great handprint of the Napa Valley with fruit from some of the most prestigious vineyards: Oakville Reach, Keyes, Stage Coach, Bosché, and Sycamore. Valley floor vineyards are well-drained loam and clay loams, formed by alluvial deposits. The western mountain topsoils are shallow and acidic with low fertility, while the eastern mountain topsoils are more volcanic, with poor fertility and incredible minerality.