Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

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OMG OMG OMG.  This wine is the kind of cab I love.  It smelled like candied apples at first, then it tasted like fancy black cherries, with some saddle, some chocolate, black pepper and some “muscularity.”  Don’t you love that?  I’m picturing one of those romance novel heroes, you know, strong but vulnerable.


If you taste this wine in the front of your mouth, you get the fruit.  If you swirl it all over your mouth, you get the tannins and the astringency.  Either way, it has a long velvety finish that made me want to hold it in my mouth a long time.  Ken’s Wine Reviews said: This deep ruby colored Cabernet Sauvignon opens with a gentle black currant, black cherry and leather bouquet with a hint of cola. On the palate, this wine is medium plus bodied, balanced and round. The flavor profile is mild flinty influenced ripe black plum and cassis blend with notes of black cherry. We also detected hints of cocoa dust, black tea, and some toasty oak. The finish is dry and its mild tannins linger for quite some time. The Panel would pair this Cab with a bacon wrapped filet mignon, roast beef au jus, leg of lamb with rosemary and garlic.

Ken, whoever he is, is better at describing wine than I am, but I REALLY REALLY liked this.



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