Processing Your Order...

New Customers get 1-cent Shipping on $49+* with code 1CWELCOME

1-cent Shipping on $49+* with code 1CWELCOME

*New customers only. Order must be placed by 11/26/2017. Applies to standard shipping only. Order must be at least $49 excluding shipping and tax. Expedited shipping options may require an additional charge. Not applicable to Hawaii and Alaska orders. A standard shipping charge will appear at checkout but the promo code will credit an amount back so that you pay 1 cent for shipping. Promotion does not apply to corporate orders. Not valid on Bordeaux Futures.

Due to state regulations, we cannot ship wine to California

Freemark Abbey Sycamore Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
  • WE92
  • WS92
  • WW92
14.3% ABV
  • RP95
  • WE92
  • WE90
  • WS90
All Vintages
Ships Fri, Dec 1
Limit 0 bottles per customer
Sold in increments of 0
Currently Unavailable $41.99
Try the 2012 Vintage 114 99
65 99
41 99
Save $24.00 (36%)
Add to Cart
1
0 Ratings
Share
Vintage Alert
Alert me when new vintages are available
Rate for better recommendations
0 Ratings
14.3% ABV

Winemaker Notes

Intense black currant with a spicy blueberry compote, cinnamon, aromatic cedar, black pepper, and clove. Dark chocolate permeates the aroma with a hint of Moroccan olives. Good depth of flavor with dark cherry, chocolate, and integrated oak spice. Full-flavored with a very long, clean and fruitful finish with modest tannins.

Blend: 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7.2% Merlot, 5.8% Cabernet Franc

Critical Acclaim

All Vintages
WE 92
Wine Enthusiast
Marked by strong, dry tannins now, which lock it down and make it astringent through the finish. Yet beneath the toughness is plenty of ripe fruit, with waves of blackberries and black currants. Oak shows up as toast, and also contributes to the tannins. Nowhere near ready, this wine should begin to come into its own after 2011.
Cellar Selection
WS 92
Wine Spectator
Offers notes of cigar box, roasted coffee, chicory, blackberry and wild berry, with touches of dried herb and cedar. Ends with firm, ripe tannins and good length.—2005 California Cabernet blind retrospective (September 2015). Drink now through 2022.
WW 92
Wilfred Wong of Wine.com
One of Napa Valley steadiest performers, Freemark Abbey, has made excellent, top-notch Cabernet Sauvignons over the decades. The 2005 Sycamore Vineyard has developed well over time. The wine's complex flavors include red currants, savory spices, and powdery earth. Pair now with grilled lamb chops. (Tasted: April 27, 2017, San Francisco, CA)
View More
Freemark Abbey

Freemark Abbey

View all wine
Freemark Abbey, , California
Freemark Abbey
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 $8,500, they purchased 147 acres north of St. Helena, which later became known as "Tychson Hill".

Shortly after her husband's untimely death, Josephine began construction of a fifty square foot redwood winery which would grow to hold a capacity of about 30,000 gallons. In addition, she hired Nils Larsen, an experienced vintner, as her foreman. Josephine successfully produced wine for the next eight years and then sold the winery to Larsen in 1894. In turn, Larsen leased the winery to Antonio Forni, a good friend of Josephine's. Forni later purchased the property in 1898. Forni is responsible for building a new winery on the old site of the Tychson structure.

In the years that followed, Freemark Abbey went through a period of several different owners until 1966, when a group of partners purchased the winery. In 1993, Winemaker Ted Edwards became a partner. Edwards assumed the role of managing partner in addition to maintaining the responsibilities he has held as winemaker since 1985.

Napa Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon

View all wine

The Napa Valley and Cabernet Sauvignon are so intrinsically linked that it is difficult to discuss one without thinking of the other. Although Cabernet has many important outposts throughout the wine world, nowhere else has it achieved such success (and, at the highest end, commanded such lofty prices) than in Napa. Here, it is responsible for bold, opulent, and dark-fruited wines with grippy tannins and a healthy dose of alcohol. The best examples can age for decades. Each of Napa’s smaller sub-AVAs imparts a different character to Cabernet, such as Rutherford’s famous dust or Stags Leap District's tart cherry flavors.

WAL404737_2005 Item# 104635

Update your browser to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

It's easy to update and using the latest version
of Internet Explorer means all your web browsing will be better.

Yes, Update Now