Freemark Abbey Merlot 2004

Merlot from Napa Valley, California

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Item No. 95320
  • red wine
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2000
  • W&S90
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Winemaker's Notes

Blend: 81% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot

Freemark Abbey 2004 Merlot is dark ruby in color and quite opaque with richness. The wine has inviting depth of aroma and bouquet, filled with Bing cherry, dark red raspberry compote, milk chocolate, aromatic cedar, mushroom and violets. The flavor is bright and crisp with somewhat drying tannins. The fruit is reminiscent of dried cherries or cranberries.

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The history of Freemark Abbey began in 1886, when Josephine Marlin Tychson became the first woman to build and operate a winery in California. The historic site where Josephine's winery, Tychson Cellars, once stood is now known as Freemark Abbey. Josephine, a native of San Lorenzo, California and her husband, John Tychson, a Danish immigrant, moved to St. Helena in 1881. For $8...

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Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Merlot

Merlot(mehr-LOW) No second fiddle Merlot is coming back into its own. High popularity led to mass production, which then led to a backlash towards the variety (remember Miles in Sideways?). But passionate Merlot producers, and of course the right bank of Bordeaux, continued to produce quality versions of this grape. Merlot remains the principle grape of top chateaux in St...

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