Freemark Abbey's acclaimed Cabernet portfolio is led by the Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and iconic single-vineyard bottlings, Cabernet Bosché and Sycamore Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. Through thoughtful and meticulous planning, Freemark Abbey has compiled one of the most extensive Libraries in the United States. It consists primarily of our finest single-vineyard wines with vintages spanning seven decades. Freemark Abbey also introduces a new icon – Colline Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon.
From Bosché’s alter ego Rutherford site, Sycamore Vineyard, to the high elevation Stagecoach Vineyard, a majestic Atlas Peak property in the hills east of Oakville, the range of locations and soil types reflected in Freemark Abbey wines is both huge and diverse.
Some of these wines—the Bosché and Sycamore Cabernets being go-to examples—are produced exclusively from single vineyards. Others are composed of blends of vineyards and of the Bordeaux varieties grown in them. The way these wines end up in the bottle as balanced, complex, and ageworthy, year in and year out, is a testament to the Freemark Abbey winemaking team’s skills at working with individual sites and also considering the Napa Valley terroir as a whole.
Napa Valley Wines: the Sum of Their Parts
Each year, the winery’s “regular” Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon bottling is made up of a representative blend of a half-dozen or so vineyards, including Bosché, Sycamore, and Stagecoach; but also, as with the fabulous 2016 vintage, fruit from Howell Mountain and Oakville.
A similar number and variety of vineyard sites comprised Freemark Abbey’s ’16 Napa Valley Merlot. For each of these Napa Valley wines, Ted and Kristy’s goal is to offer Freemark customers and guests an entry-level red wine, but one that also captures the flavors, aromas, and characteristics of a cross-section of vineyards.