Freemark Abbey

125th Anniversary Blend
Non-vintage Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2011 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 15 | Lot No. 130
Vintage

Non-vintage

Freemark Abbey

125th Anniversary Blend

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

10 cases produced

Celebrating 125 years of making wine, Freemark Abbey Winery has put together a special Bordeaux blend. Blending the positive attributes of both age and youth over three vintages and sourcing from sub-appellations of Spring Mountain, St. Helena, Mt. Veeder and Rutherford, this wine is 77.4% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cab franc, 5.8% Merlot, 5.3% Malbec, and 4.5% Petit Verdot.


Tasting Chart

bone dry very sweet
light body very full bodied
soft, gentle very crisp
no tannins heavy tannins

Ted Edwards

Winemaker, Freemark Abbey

Winemaker, Ted Edwards

After graduating from college, I wanted to make Cabernet Sauvignon. I took a position with Freemark Abbey Winery in 1980 as the assistant winemaker; I couldn't have landed in a better spot to learn my craft. After two vintages, I was transfered by the mutual ownership to Rutherford Hill Winery to be the associate winemaker. In 1985, the partners invited me back to become the winemaker at Freemark Abbey Winery. I have been in charge of the Freemark Abbey wines from that point to present.

Country born: United States

Education: M.S. in Food Science at U.C. Davis 1980
Mentors:
Brad Webb
Phil Baxter
Larry Langbehn
Jerry Luper
Justin Meyer

Years in the wine industry: 30+ years

Winemaking Philosophy:
I like comparing winemaking to cooking. Just as a chef would grow his own herb and vegetable garden, it is ideal for a winemaker to actively participate in the vineyard, see the grape growing through harvest, and bring this abundantly juicy produce to the winery, our kitchen, to make a full-bodied wine with layers of flavor. To develop the flavors that we want, it is important to use the right varietal, rootstock, and selected clone for the soil. Then the appropriate trellis system with shoot positioning must be used to maximize the most desirable effects of the sun, turning that precious sunlight into wine.

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