Product DescriptionWine Tasting Notes
Dark ruby color. Enticing aromas of black currant, blackberry, blueberry, walnut, cedar, and vanilla. Full, plush and balanced flavors from start to finish of blueberry, black cherry, and cassis, with hints of dark chocolate. Modest integrated tannins lead to a crisp finish.
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot
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Warren Winiarski, the founder of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars once said, “Age gives a wine a sense of beauty and satisfaction that it could never have had when it was young. Because so much of life is incomplete, an old wine is remarkable and moving.” And so it was that I was swept away last night by a wine from my cellar—the 1999 Freemark Abbey “Sycamore Vineyard” Cabernet. In texture, great cabernets move closer to pinot noir as they age—a texture that can be so hedonistic there’s nothing to do but surrender to it. Now, after 18 years of aging, this majestic Freemark Abbey is mind blowingly elegant…and yet still potent with flavor. California at its best. (13.7% abv) a strong 98 at 170 dollars