Wine

2018

Josephine Red Wine Blend

St. Helena
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Josephine's Red Blend
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TO REQUEST AN ADDITIONAL ALLOCATION OF JOSEPHINE, PLEASE REACH OUT TO THE ESTATE TEAM AT INFO@FREEMARKABBEY.COM OR CALL (707)-857-1589.

A tribute to our founder, Josephine Tychson, we craft this wine as a rich, complex, elegant, and intriguing wine from St. Helena. A base of Cabernet yields dark fruit notes of black cherry and black raspberry with well-structured tannins. Merlot contributes elements of plum, vanilla, and supple textures, while the Cabernet Franc and Malbec add exotic baking spice notes. The resulting blend is creamy, brooding, and richly textured, making it great with food or simply lovely on its own.

Primary Vineyards

Freemark Abbey Vineyard – St. Helena AVA (41%) Adjacent to the stone cellar of Freemark Abbey and on the property where Josephine originally grew her vines in 1886, Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc are planted here in gravelly clay loam. With this well drained soil, in the St. Helena appellation, this vineyard ripens relatively early, imparting rich dark black fruit flavors coupled with very dark color.

Van Z Vineyard – St. Helena (36%) Northeast and a stone’s throw from downtown St. Helena, this Cabernet Sauvignon is planted on a very gravelly clay loam soil. Warm and very well drained soil, the vineyard ripens relatively early, producing very small berries that impart rich, dark black fruit flavors coupled with very dark color. The Van Z Vineyard is dry farmed.

Ahern Vineyard – St. Helena AVA (23%) Just north of Freemark Abbey Winery is the Ahern Vineyard. This 3.8 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon is located on the crest of Tychson Hill. Still owned by the estate of Abbey Ahern that started the winery post-Prohibition, this Cabernet is known for low crop, which produces very small berries that yield a distinctive dark cherry and eucalyptus aroma. The north side of the vineyard is bordered by eucalyptus trees, which add interesting notes to the soil.

Vintage

2018

Vineyard

Ahern Vineyard, St. Helena AVA
Freemark Abbey Vineyard, St. Helena AVA
VanZ

Varietal

Blend

Appellation

St. Helena

Composition

59% Cabernet Sauvignon
23% Merlot
11% Malbec
7% Cabernet Franc

 

pH

3.67

Alcohol

14.20%

Harvest Date

-

Barrel Aging

27 months in French Oak, 56% new

2018

Josephine Red Wine Blend

St. Helena
TO REQUEST AN ADDITIONAL ALLOCATION OF JOSEPHINE, PLEASE REACH OUT TO THE ESTATE TEAM AT INFO@FREEMARKABBEY.COM OR CALL (707)-857-1589.

A tribute to our founder, Josephine Tychson, we craft this wine as a rich, complex, elegant, and intriguing wine from St. Helena. A base of Cabernet yields dark fruit notes of black cherry and black raspberry with well-structured tannins. Merlot contributes elements of plum, vanilla, and supple textures, while the Cabernet Franc and Malbec add exotic baking spice notes. The resulting blend is creamy, brooding, and richly textured, making it great with food or simply lovely on its own.

Primary Vineyards

Freemark Abbey Vineyard – St. Helena AVA (41%) Adjacent to the stone cellar of Freemark Abbey and on the property where Josephine originally grew her vines in 1886, Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc are planted here in gravelly clay loam. With this well drained soil, in the St. Helena appellation, this vineyard ripens relatively early, imparting rich dark black fruit flavors coupled with very dark color.

Van Z Vineyard – St. Helena (36%) Northeast and a stone’s throw from downtown St. Helena, this Cabernet Sauvignon is planted on a very gravelly clay loam soil. Warm and very well drained soil, the vineyard ripens relatively early, producing very small berries that impart rich, dark black fruit flavors coupled with very dark color. The Van Z Vineyard is dry farmed.

Ahern Vineyard – St. Helena AVA (23%) Just north of Freemark Abbey Winery is the Ahern Vineyard. This 3.8 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon is located on the crest of Tychson Hill. Still owned by the estate of Abbey Ahern that started the winery post-Prohibition, this Cabernet is known for low crop, which produces very small berries that yield a distinctive dark cherry and eucalyptus aroma. The north side of the vineyard is bordered by eucalyptus trees, which add interesting notes to the soil.

750 mL:
$175
Members: $140.00
Limit 12 per customer

Vintage

2018

Vineyard

Ahern Vineyard, St. Helena AVA
Freemark Abbey Vineyard, St. Helena AVA
VanZ

Varietal

Blend

Appellation

St. Helena

Composition

59% Cabernet Sauvignon
23% Merlot
11% Malbec
7% Cabernet Franc

 

pH

3.67

Alcohol

14.20%

Harvest Date

-

Barrel Aging

27 months in French Oak, 56% new

750 mL:
$175
Members: $140.00
Limit 12 per customer
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