WINE OF THE DAY: Freemark Abbey Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
You know that we love a good cab and one of the best place to get one is in Napa California. Freemark Abbey has blessed us with a great Cabernet Sauvignon that features grapes from the Knights Valley.
Knights Valley is a small and picturesque valley with Napa Valley on its south border and Alexander Valley to its north. Originally established by Beringer Vineyards, today several outstanding producers claim acreage here. The circadian cooling effects of the nearby Pacific Ocean create a nighttime respite for vineyards during the hot growing season. This helps build the awesome flavors that you get from this wine.
The 2012 Knights Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is dark ruby in color. The fruit aroma is ripe cherry, blackberries and Santa Rosa plum. There is an earthiness in the complexity, like mushroom, smoked meats, spearmint, coffee and milk chocolate. The oak is nicely integrated with a hint of cinnamon bun. The flavor is full, soft and lush with cranberry and cherry like finish. The tannins are well resolved balancing, a lovely wine with good acidity, body and texture.
It consists of a blend of 83.4% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9.2% Merlot, 4.4% Malbec, 3% Petit Verdot