1973 Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley

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  • JonnyG Likes this wine: 94 points

    February 27, 2013 - What can I say? Sometimes the wine gods smile on you. I asked the waiter for the vintage of the Bosche mentioned on the restaurant's wine list, and after a short while he returned with a dusty 1973 estate cab (for all of $69). Though not Bosche, it was an easy choice to give it a shot. My eagerness rose when the cork eased out gracefully, and the decant proceeded smoothly. Slight bricking in the glass, and nothing cautionary in the appearance overall. From the first sniff, it was clear that fortune shined upon us. Beautiful notes of mocha and licorice emerged from the glass even in the first seconds after being poured. The wine was lush, smooth and elegant, with sweet tannins and a sustained finish. Only after two hours did the fruit begin to fade. Old School Napa for sure -- what a treat!



  • Onthelees commented:

    2/27/13, 8:50 PM - Way cool! Enjoyed your note

  • JonnyG commented:

    2/28/13, 6:26 AM - Thanks much -- seemed worth celebrating, and it's gratifying that you appreciate my enthusiasm

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