Freemark Abbey: profile and 10 wines from this Napa pioneer

Freemark Abbey - bottles
Freemark Abbey’s flagship single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons, Bosché and Sycamore Vineyard, both from Napa Valley’s Rutherford AVA.

Throughout its 135 years and numerous owners, the one constant at Napa Valley’s Freemark Abbey has been a focus on classically styled Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.

Now titled ‘winemaker emeritus’, Ted Edwards joined the estate as assistant winemaker in 1980 and became head winemaker in 1985. He remained at the helm until 2020 when he passed the torch to his hand-picked successor, Texas-born Kristy Melton.


Scroll down for tasting notes and scores of 10 current and older releases from Freemark Abbey