Freemark Abbey Merlot 2012

$27.99
$25.19

SKU 02854

750ml

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Freemark Abbey's history dates back over 125 years. It all began in 1886, when Josephine Tychson established the original winery along Route 29 in St. Helena where Freemark Abbey still stands. She kicked off a history of innovation, becoming one of the first woman winegrowers on record. The current name of the winery was created in 1939, when the three owners – Charles Freeman, Markquand Foster and Abbey Ahern – combined their names to form the moniker “Freemark Abbey.”
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Brand Freemark Abbey
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
  • wa92

Wine AdvocateA cross-Napa Valley blend, the 2012 Merlot is their largest cuvée (15,500 cases), and is composed of 85.2% Merlot blended with other Bordeaux varietals. Only 21% new oak is used, so the fruit component dominates. A dense plum/purple color is followed by notes of chocolate, berries, tobacco leaf, forest floor and mocha. This lush, fruit-driven, hedonistic, sensual Merlot can be drunk over the next 7-8 years.

Robert Parker, October 2014
  • ws87

Wine SpectatorAppealing, with zesty red currant, cedar and spiced herb flavors. Drink now through 2019. 15,500 cases made.

Tim Fish, April 30, 2015
  • we85

Wine EnthusiastLight in weight and texture, this wine was aged in both French and American oak. Smokiness surrounds the otherwise restrained offerings of plum, dark cherry and herb.

Virginie Boone, March 1, 2015