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Freemark Abbey Winery

Freemark Abbey Winery It began over a quarter of a century ago as a vision shared by a handful of pioneers; those with an intimate knowledge of grapes and a deep respect for the land. This vision took root, was nurtured by skilled hands and ultimately resulted in one of the first premium wineries in the Napa Valley. Today, the wine of Freemark Abbey stands as a testament to what the rich earth of the Napa Valley is capable of creating when working in perfect harmony with nature.

Directions
From the Bay Area: Bay Bridge: 80 E, across the Bay Bridge, to Hwy 37W(at Vallejo). Right on Hwy 29 N. Follow signs to Calistoga. From the Bay Area: Golden Gate - 101 N to Hwy 37 E. Hwy 29 N (at Vallejo). OR 101 N through Santa Rosa. Follow signs to Calistoga.


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3022 St. Helena Hwy. North, St. Helena, CA, US, 94574 Email: wineinfo@freemarkabbey.com
Phone: 800-963-9698 Web: www.freemarkabbey.com
Fax: 707-963-0554
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  1991 Edelwein Gold
2001 Edelwein Gold-Extended fruit maturity and slow botrytis development produced fruit highly concentrated in sugar, acidity, and flavor. Fermentation of Edelwein Gold is always challenging, and in 2000 the yeast fermented very slowly for over five months! It produced a wine of pure gold color with intense aromas of fruit blossoms, orange marmalade, and honey. In the mouth, the wine displays a rich viscosity, flavors of peach, marmalade, and apricots, all complimented by a perfect sweet-tart balance.
  Cabernet Bosché
A blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot, all from the Bosché Vineyard, located in the heart of the Rutherford Bench. Deep ruby color, with an appealing nose of black cherry, aromatic cedar, earthiness, and dusty forest floor. Black cherry, coffee, and dark chocolate flavors blend smoothly, leading to a balanced wine with a lingering finish. A full 24 months of barrel age coupled with 16 months in the bottle allow this wine to slightly soften, but the 2000 Cabernet Bosché still retains it powerful fruit character and solid structure. Our Winemaker suggest 10-15 years of cellaring.
  Cabernet Bosché
Our 2001 flagship wine from the legendary Bosché estate exhibits opaque dark ruby color and intense forward aromas of blackberry jam and black currant. The oak is spicy and nicely integrated with rich fruitful flavors. The finish is moderately long, with modest tannins. A blend of 91% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Merlot.
  Cabernet Franc
Dark ruby color edged in garnet. A deep, aromatic profile of lively pepper and bay laurel plus spicy hints of dried chilies and cedar. Bright acidity with rich, full flavors of vanilla, oak, spice, currant, cherries and a hint of chocolate create a wonderfully textured wine.
  Chardonnay-Truchard Vineyard
The premier release from a renowned Carneros vineyard, has a pale yellow hue with fragrant aromas of fresh apples, mandarin orange, and candied fruit, plus spicy hints of nutmeg and vanilla. There is a delightful balance of crisp and creamy textures, reminiscent of angel food or pineapple upside down cake. A very viscous velvety mouth feel leads to a long delicate finish.
  Gravel Bench Chardonnay
  Merlot Napa Valley
Our 18th vintage of Merlot displays dark ruby color and a wonderful mélange of aromas including dark cherry, boysenberry, toasted marshmallow, milk chocolate and spicy oak. The ripe red fruit flavors of plum and cherry are spiced with subtle hints of black pepper, and are well balanced with soft tannins and a slight toasty oak finish. It’s ready for dinner tonight, and it will continue to develop for another six to eight years. Percentage of each grape variety used: 84% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot. Growing Season Notes: Winter rainfall came mostly in late January through early March at about 60% of historical average. Bud-break began in mid-March. Frost was battled in March and April. Several heat spikes occurred in May, June, and July, followed by cooling trends that allowed for promising development of fruit. Harvest was well paced and spread out over a long period, allowing us to selectively pick at optimum ripeness.
  Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
From an unbelievable vintage comes this superb wine. Dark ruby in color, the wine has nuances of dark cherry and nicely integrated oak with a background of black currant and cassis. Very fruitful entry, crisp with a long finish, and it promises a long life of enjoyment.
  Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker's Notes: Ruby color, with an inviting nose of black cherry, blackberry, black currant, and mushrooms, plus spicy hints of Anaheim chili. Distinctive cherry plum and coffee flavors mingle, giving a pleasant acid balance with medium tannins, and a crisp satisfying finish.
  Napa Valley Chardonnay
Pale gold; bursting with lemon, lime, apple, mandarin, banana, bread dough, and slight butterscotch aromas. Crisp flavors of lemons and apples, plus tropical hints of nectarine, mango and pink grapefruit, lead to a pleasant finish.
  Petite Sirah
Vintage and Winemaker’s Notes: Opaque purple hue, with extraordinarily ripe aromas of raspberry, dark cherry, juniper, black currant, and dark chocolate. Seductively rich flavors of dark chocolate, black currant nectar, and raspberry liqueur. Smooth tannins enhanced with a touch of oak in the finish. An inviting wine to drink today or to cellar for several years!
  Riesling
  Sangiovese
Lovely youthful purple color with good intensity. Aromas of cherries and raspberry jam are accented by a touch of oak. There’s lively acid with fruity flavors of cranberries and cherries, plus some depth from both cocoa and toast flavors. Moderate dusty tannins show some aging potential. Percentage of each grape variety used: 75% Sangiovese, 13% Petite Sirah, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon 3% Merlot, 1% Zinfandel.
  Sycamore Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2000 Sycamore Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon is aged for two years in French Oak and further aged two years in the bottle. Intense ruby color, and an appealing nose of juniper berry, brown sugar and molasses plus dark chocolate. Dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and dark cherry flavors blend delightfully, leading to a lingering fruitful finish. A blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 8% Cab Franc. Cellar life of 7-15 years.
  Syrah
Freemark Abbey’s second release of our popular Syrah! The wine is a rich deep ruby with earthy aromas of grape, raspberry, plums, and dried fruit. Subtle flavors of black cherry, ripe plums, boysenberry, and cocoa are well balanced. The finish is delightfully smooth and lingering. Drink today or cellar for a few years!
  Viognier
Viognier is an esteemed white wine grape considered very rare because of limited acreage planted throughout the world. Viognier may be hard to find, but California is producing a small but increasing quantity of Viognier. Connoisseurs appreciate these intense white wines with vibrant floral qualities and an intriguing bouquet of apricots, peaches, and pears.
  Zinfandel Napa Valley
A brand new kid on the block for Freemark! Our first ever Zinfandel release, and truly a delight! It’s medium dark ruby with a violet edge. Soft aromas abound of black cherry, juniper, blackberry pie, plus hints of clove and oak. Tempting flavors include boysenberry jam, blackberry, cherry, and sweet vanilla oak. Great balance and a long toasty finish invite drinking right now!
  Zinfandel Port
Bright ruby with a garnet edge. Appealing aromas of ripe plums, a touch of prune, plus a pinch of black pepper and anise. Rich, full-bodied flavors reminiscent of plum liqueur, dark chocolate and black raspberry. Smooth tannins and well balanced, with a lovely lingering finish.

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