The top 10 wines in the US press7th March, 2013 by Andy Young
Freemark Abbey Napa Valley Merlot 2010
Bill St John, writing in the Chicago Tribune, encourages his readers to “rediscover good Merlot”.
He wrote: “Find it and do both your palate and table a favour. Merlot is so appealing — plush, round, low in tannin, loaded with juicy tastes of black cherry, chocolate and ripe plums or, if from Bordeaux, even an acceptable turn on the flavours of fruitcake.”
He said this wine is “a big, fleshy and flashy Merlot, with mouth-puckering tannins on the attack for fat; better at table than alone in the glass, but here’s to that.”