Red

1973 Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 1985 - 2009 (Edit)
CT91 6 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 5

  • SeanFoley44 Likes this wine: 89 points

    August 1, 2018 - Cork was mostly sound, despite the age. Opened but did not decant. needed to use a filter to capture the bottom half of the cork as it disintegrated.

    Tannins were fully integrated. Subtle cherry, old cigar box, forest floor notes. After an hour it opened up a bit more but cherry turned a little sour, but still good. Purchased at Auction for $35 so I was very happy overall.

  • 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!

  • DavidDay wrote:

    February 6, 2012 - Much like Douglas MacArthur's old soldier, this wine has just faded away.

  • peternelson wrote: 91 points

    December 4, 2011 - Polar opposite of the Sterling with impressions of red fruits--sweet cherry, strawberry, and an intriguing note of marijuana; light, faint tannins, with a nice juiciness--amazing for this age.

  • Forest Creek wrote: 92 points

    January 8, 2009 - An amazing wine after 35 years. Solid fruit remaining with great cherry flavors. Soft fine tannins. Wine evolved nicely over a couple of hours.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1973
  • Type Red
  • Producer Freemark Abbey
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • UPC Code 015917286706

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 27 (69%)
  • Consumed 12 (31%)

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