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Franciscan Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2013

Member Review by Tomoharu Yahagi:

After opening it's so good.

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Region: USA » California » Napa

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Color: Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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Member Reviews for Franciscan Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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Snooth User: Tomoharu Yahagi
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07/16/2016

After opening it's so good.


External Reviews for Franciscan Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
10/19/2016

Sensory evaluation: Appearance: Deep garnet Aromas: Lovely plum nose and rich fruit with layers of complexity. Hints of licorice, vanilla, blackberry, tobacco, and leather envelop the fruit. Flavors: 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: Over three decades ago, Justin Meyer took over the winemaking at Franciscan Estate with a highly meticulous approach. Dividing our Oakville Estate into sections, he fermented and aged each vineyard block separately to bring out the best expression of each lot, then blended the best lots together to create wines of distinction. Thus began our tradition of small-lot winemaking, which I am proud to continue today. Each vintage, we make over 200 separate lots of Bordeaux varietals, honing the blend during 18 months of barrel aging. Only the finest lots are included in each glass of Franciscan Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, to show the best of the vineyards and the vintage. — Janet Myers, Winemaker Varietal Composition: 83% Cabernet Sauvignon 10% Merlot 3% Malbec, 3% Petit Verdot 1% Syrah Barrel Aging: 20 months in small oak barrels; 20% new pH: 3.74 TA: 6.1g/L Alcohol: 13.5%


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
12/09/2015

Franciscan Estate was founded over thirty years ago by Augustin Heneeus. Located in the heart of Napa Valley the estate owns over 200 acres of vines right in the Oakville AVA. It’s no wonder their wines are consistently fine and often outstanding. From the outstanding 2013 vintage, this wine is a blend of


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
12/18/2015

Franciscan Estate was founded over thirty years ago by Augustin Heneeus. Located in the heart of Napa Valley the estate owns over 200 acres of vines right in the Oakville AVA. It’s no wonder their wines are consistently fine and often outstanding. From the outstanding 2013 vintage, this wine is a blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 3% Malbec, 3% Petit Verdot and 1% Syrah. It aged in French oak barrels for 20 months. All of the estates vineyard blocks were harvested and fermented separately before the final blend was made. This sleek Napa Cab shows a rich texture and ripe fruit flavors of Black cherry, black currants, mocha and dark chocolate. It has a good backbone for aging but it's so appealing now you may not want to wait.




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