Freemark Abbey Napa Valley Merlot 2013
"....shows loads of supple, lush fruit, easygoing soft tannin and a round juiciness. Isn’t this exactly what buyers of Merlot are looking for?" - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
"Freemark Abbey has hit pay dirt big-time, with plenty of terrific offerings that are being released now and early in 2016. Winemaker Ted Edwards seems to go from strength to strength and readers looking for top-flight Napa wines priced under $50.00 need to check out several of these immediately, as I’m sure they’ll be huge crowd-pleasers."- Robert M. Parker, Jr.
"I tasted two Merlots from Freemark Abbey. The 2013 Merlot Napa, which comes from multiple sources, is their biggest cuvée (89.1% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec aged almost 16 months in oak). A deep ruby color, with notes of mocha, white chocolate, black cherry and dried herbs, the wine is medium-bodied, shows loads of supple, lush fruit, easygoing soft tannin and a round juiciness. Isn’t this exactly what buyers of Merlot are looking for? Drink it over the next 7-8 years." - Robert M. Parker, Jr.
The dominant flavour of this rich and smooth Merlot is black cherry, with nuances of milk chocolate, integrated spicy oak and hints of fresh rocket. Great balance of fruit, body, tannin and acidity. The depth and richness of flavour provides a smooth profile that delivers from the initial sip and continues on the palate for a long beautiful finish.
|Country Of Origin||USA|
|Producer||Freemark Abbey Winery|
|Serving Suggestion||Serve Room Temperature|
|Food Pairing||BBQ, Beef, Cheese, Duck, Game|