Freemark Abbey Merlot 2012 - NJWineSeller
Freemark Abbey Merlot 2012
SKU: 11076

Freemark Abbey Merlot 2012

  • wa92
  • ws87
  • we85


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There is a dark chocolate nuance with integrated spicy oak. Coupled with the rich dark fruit, there is a hint of arugula adding to the complexity. The entry and finish are very smooth with integrated fruit resembling black cherry, the overall balance of fruit, body, tannin and acidity are impeccable. The velvety texture coupled with the richness of flavor provides a profile that delivers from initial sip, one that continues on the palate for a very long finish. Enjoy!
Wine Advocate
  • wa92

A cross-Napa Valley blend, the 2012 Merlot is their largest cuvée (15,500 cases), and is composed of 85.2% Merlot blended with other Bordeaux varietals. Only 21% new oak is used, so the fruit component dominates. A dense plum/purple color is followed by notes of chocolate, berries, tobacco leaf, forest floor and mocha. This lush, fruit-driven, hedonistic, sensual Merlot can be drunk over the next 7-8 years.

Robert Parker, October 2014
Wine Spectator
  • ws87

Appealing, with zesty red currant, cedar and spiced herb flavors. Drink now through 2019. 15,500 cases made.

Tim Fish, April 30, 2015
Wine Enthusiast
  • we85

Light in weight and texture, this wine was aged in both French and American oak. Smokiness surrounds the otherwise restrained offerings of plum, dark cherry and herb.

Virginie Boone, March 1, 2015