Freemark Abbey Merlot, Rutherford Napa Valley, 2001
Established in 1886. Alc. 14.1% by Vol. Located near the town of Rutherford, Freemark Abbey's vineyards have been producing exceptional Merlot grapes for decades. Small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend give depth to the Merlot, while Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot add to its complexity. Cherry, plum and raspberry flavors complement hints of cedar, oak and spice.