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430 Ratings
Franciscan Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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Wine Description

(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

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    Cellar until at least 2014.

    over 7 years
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    WE94 rated day 1-let sit for an hour, super dry. great black/purple color. interesting aromas but not too complex, not really earthy. just Oaky and alcohol.

    about 8 years
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    color ruby aroma moderate development. youthful dry off dry body medium acidity smooth tannins medium balance fair flavor moderate finish medium conclusion

    over 6 years
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    great cab for an amazing price from the storied 2007 vintage. should be even better after years of aging.

    over 8 years
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    false start note but transforms quickly to a hearty red. long peak then fades. worth the price.

    over 8 years
Expert Reviews
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (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.