Freemark Abbey

2022 Cabernet Sauvignon

2024 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 28 | Lot No. 163
Vintage: 2022

Freemark Abbey

Cabernet Sauvignon

5 cases produced


  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Blend of the famed Bosche and Sycamore Vineyards
  • Freemark Abbey has worked with these vineyards for almost 50 years
  • The truest expression of Cabernet from the Rutherford nested appellation


This wine is a blend of two historic vineyards that Freemark Abbey has worked with for almost 50 years within the Rutherford AVA: Bosche and Sycamore. Freemark Abbey has been the sole producer of wines from these vineyards for decades. Unlike our annual single-vineyard bottlings from these two sites, this wine was crafted as 100% Cabernet Sauvignon to give the consumer the truest expression of Cabernet from the Rutherford nested appellation.

Kristy Melton

Winemaker, Freemark Abbey

Winemaker, Kristy Melton

Kristy Melton has more than a decade of experience crafting wines with structure, finesse, and age-worthiness. Before joining Freemark Abbey, Kristy held winemaking roles at several Napa Valley and Sonoma County wineries including Clos Du Val, Bootleg, Kendall-Jackson, Saintsbury, and others. In her role as Director of Winemaking at Napa Valley’s iconic Clos Du Val, her exceptional ability to craft modern wines of balance and elegance was widely credited for the winery’s reemergence as a leader in Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon production.

An El Paso, Texas native, Kristy graduated with a BS in Biology and Animal Science from Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas. Following a passion for science, she began her career as a research scientist at the prestigious National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. To afford living in the metropolitan area, she supplemented her wages by bartending and working at a winery in Maryland. This brought her into contact with food and wine aficionados and piqued her interest in both. A family trip to Napa Valley brought the realization of the science that underlies winemaking and inspired her to shift her focus towards wine. She enrolled at the University of California at Davis where she earned a Masters in Viticulture and Enology in 2007.

Honored to be named among Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s "Top 40 under 40 Tastemakers" as well as Drinks Business’ "Top 30 under 40 Winemakers to Watch," Kristy leverages her meticulous attention to detail to craft wines of structure, finesse and balance.

Country born: United States

Education: Master's of Science, Viticulture and Enology, UC Davis

Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years

Honors / Awards:
Wine Enthusiast Magazine's "Top 40 under 40 Tastemakers"
Drinks Business "Top 30 under 40 Winemakers to Watch"

Winery Distribution

Freemark Abbey is distributed in the following markets. Please contact the winery directly for the most up-to-date distribution information and to explore commercial opportunities.

Freemark Abbey Contact: Nathan  Haydon


  • California ( Regal Wine Company )


  • Australia ( Joval )
  • Bahamas ( Island Hotel )
  • Belgium ( Vinoscoop )
  • Bermuda ( Goslings )
  • Bulgaria ( Bibendum )
  • Canada ( Summit Fine Wines, LCBO, SAQ )
  • Canada - British Columbia ( Summit Fine Wines )
  • Canada - Ontario ( LCBO )
  • China ( Cofco )
  • China ( Sky Regal )
  • Czech Republic ( 8Wines )
  • Guam ( Island Beverages )
  • Hong Kong ( Fine Vintage )
  • Japan ( Fwines )
  • Luxembourg ( n/a )
  • Netherlands ( Verbunt )
  • Philippines ( Happy Living )
  • Puerto Rico ( Fine Wine Imports )
  • South Korea ( A Young )
  • Taiwan ( St Finesse )
  • United Kingdom ( OenoFuture )
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