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Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon ‘Sycamore Vineyard’ 2016

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Vintage: 2016
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The nose opens with aromas of blackberry, blueberry, black current and boysenberry.  The fruit elements are complimented with notes of forest floor, cigar box, dark chocolate and espresso.  The wine is rich and balanced and French oak barrels add the ideal amount of complexity with notes of baking spice and warm vanilla.  This is a full-bodied wine with integrated tannins that give it a long, lingering finish.  Stunning.
Primary Vineyard: Sycamore Vineyard’”Rutherford (100%): Small 24-acre vineyard located about 1.2 miles south of Bosche, right up against the Mayacamas Range, this vineyard has a rich clay loam. Sycamore Vineyard produces small berries reminiscent of mountain fruit berries, with intense extract of color and flavor. The color is very dark early in the fermentation, with flavors of black currant and black berry with a forest floor complexity.
Blend: 88.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2.2% Petit Verdot, 2.2% Cabernet Franc, 7.1% Merlot

4 reviews for Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon ‘Sycamore Vineyard’ 2016

  1. WE

    Herbal, with characteristics of peppercorn, cedar and pencil shavings, this beautiful wine is also dusty and mineral-driven, with demure flavors of red and black currant. Full bodied and well structured, it shows an underlying softness that should continue to soften in the cellar.

  2. WA

    Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Sycamore Vineyards gives up powerful crème de cassis, dark chocolate-covered cherries, mulberries and baked plums scents with hints of lavender, camphor, pencil shavings and dusty soil. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is packed with rich, black fruits plus a beautiful perfumed undercurrent, framed by finely grained tannins and lovely freshness, finishing with a mineral lift.

  3. JD

    From a vineyard closer to the Mayacamas Mountains and first made in 1980, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Sycamore Vineyards checks in as 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. It spent 27 months in 66% new French. It offers more black fruits, earth, tobacco, cedar, and gravelly minerality as well as a touch more burly, masculine style on the palate. Nevertheless, it’s still beautifully balanced, has considerable elegance, and a great finish.

  4. JS

    Extremely floral and subtle red fruit, such as redcurrants. Medium-to full-bodied with tight, caressing tannins that lead you down to the finish. Tight and reserved. Shows finesse and beauty. Lovely to taste now, but it will be so much better in three or four years. Drink after 2022.

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WE 95
Wine Enthusiast
Herbal, with characteristics of peppercorn, cedar and pencil shavings, this beautiful wine is also dusty and mineral-driven, with demure flavors of red and black currant. Full bodied and well structured, it shows an underlying softness that should continue to soften in the cellar.
WA 95
Wine Advocate
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Sycamore Vineyards gives up powerful crème de cassis, dark chocolate-covered cherries, mulberries and baked plums scents with hints of lavender, camphor, pencil shavings and dusty soil. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is packed with rich, black fruits plus a beautiful perfumed undercurrent, framed by finely grained tannins and lovely freshness, finishing with a mineral lift.
JS 96
James Suckling
Extremely floral and subtle red fruit, such as redcurrants. Medium-to full-bodied with tight, caressing tannins that lead you down to the finish. Tight and reserved. Shows finesse and beauty. Lovely to taste now, but it will be so much better in three or four years. Drink after 2022.

What does Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon 'Sycamore Vineyard' 2016 taste like?


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Earthy Flavors of the wine

leather, earthy, smoke

Red Fruit flavors of the wine

cherry, red fruit, raspberry

Oaky Flavors of the wine

oak, tobacco, chocolate

apple

Black Fruit Flavors of the wine

blackberry, dark fruit, plum

Aromas and Flavors of Spices in the wine

pepper, licorice, cinnamon

dried fig, brown sugar, toast

Citrus notes found in the wine

orange, citrus, orange peel

cream, cheese, fresh bread

Vegetal notes found in the wine

bell pepper, hay, asparagus

raisin, dried fruit, fig

Floral aromas found in the wine

violet, dried flowers

Food Pairing with Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon 'Sycamore Vineyard' 2016

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