Country of Origin: USA
Region: Napa Valley
Type: Red wine
Grape variety: A blend of 89.1 % Merlot, 6.7% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1.8% Petit Verdot, 1.2% Cabernet Franc, 1.2% Malbec
We love the rich texture of this Merlot. Great French style Merlot from Freemark Abbey.
Opaque depth of red ruby color, the Freemark Abbey Merlot expresses rich dark fruit aromas composed of dark cherry, boysenberry, Santa Rosa plum, Bay leaf and dried herbs. There is a milk chocolate nuance with integrated spicy oak. Coupled with the rich dark fruit, there is a hint of arugula adding to the complexity. The entry and finish are very smooth with integrated fruit resembling black cherry. The Merlot has a good overall balance of fruit, body, tannin and acidity. The depth of fruit coupled with the richness of flavor, provides a profile that delivers from initial sip, one that continues on the palate for a very long finish. To note, this luscious wine is aged in French and American barrels for 15 months.