2005 Franciscan Oakville Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
|Vineyard:||Franciscan Oakville Estate|
The Wine News Review Rated 94 Deep crimson hue. Reserved scents of dust, baker's chocolate, black cherry and wintergreen. Big, refined tannins and ripe flavors of cassis and raspberry liqueur. Layers of mocha, sweet tobacco and menthol in the endless black cherry-driven close. 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot, 5%Merlot, 2% Malbec.
Description<p>Stylus is the supreme expression of Franciscan’s signature in Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. The engraving on the label presents an aerial perspective of a wine press that symbolizes Franciscan’s commitment to creating exceptional wines in hundreds of small lots and blending them to perfection. Stylus is created from grapes grown in Franciscan's favorite vineyard blocks, including a selection from the Oakville Estate.</p>
CellarTracker Community Tasting NotesCommunity Tasting Notes (average 86.9 pts. and median of 87 pts. in 52 notes)
Vintage ChartRating for United States-California: 95 (slightly better than average year)<br/><br/>Drinkability: too young, let it sit<br/>
User Tasting Note
Fellow Drync'rNice, got this for $16.99!
Fellow Drync'rActually a Cabernet 2005
stendry typical cab.