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377 Ratings
Franciscan Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
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Wine Details

Wine Description

(From 2013 Vintage) Deep garnet with a lovely plum nose and rich fruit with layers of complexity. Hints of licorice, vanilla, blackberry, tobacco, and leather envelop the fruit. Ripe entry of cherries and cassis showcases a full, well-structured palate. Textured and rich, the mouthfeel is balanced and generous showing layers of ripe berries, black pepper, mocha, and spice. A very long finish that leads you to another sip

Winemaker's Notes

(From «nv» Vintage) Ripe black cherry and plum aromas mingle with toasty oak and a hint of leather. Flavor: In the mouth, ripe black cherry, plum and currant flavors are beautifully in balance with sweet oak carrying through to a long finish. Tannins are supple and round.

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    Very good with food - smooth and flavorful. Probably not available, since we last bought it in 2009.

    almost 5 years
Expert Reviews
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2000 Vintage) 5% Merlot; 5% Cabernet Franc. Although launched by its nicely composed aromas of very rich oak and deep, precisely focused black currant fruit, this tight, slightly stiffly balanced Cabernet runs up against acid-pushed tannins at the eleventh hour, and never quite fulfills its early promise. Set it aside for a few years to let it find a softer stance.