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Franciscan Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2013

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Muscat Bright and juicy on the nose with aromas of fresh sliced pineapple, Asian pears, and meyer lemons topped with jasmine and honeysuckle perfumes. Bright but with an initial touch of sweetness that adds some richness on the palate. The flavors are tart and lean towards the green apple and citrus end of the spectrum with a honeyed edge to them. There’s nice freshness here and a slight green edge to the fruits that keeps them lively and bright if with sort of grapy and sweet kiwi flavors drenched in lime juice. 87pts

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Franciscan Oakville Estate:
Franciscan has its roots deeply embedded in the soil of Napa Valley. Founded over three decades ago, wine industry revolutionaries Raymond Duncan and Justin Meyer shaped the winery’s beginnings. In 1985, renowned vintner Agustin Huneeus took over the reins, leading the winery to greatness through innovation and a commitment to small-lot winemaking. Today, Director of Winemaking Janet M... Read more
Franciscan has its roots deeply embedded in the soil of Napa Valley. Founded over three decades ago, wine industry revolutionaries Raymond Duncan and Justin Meyer shaped the winery’s beginnings. In 1985, renowned vintner Agustin Huneeus took over the reins, leading the winery to greatness through innovation and a commitment to small-lot winemaking. Today, Director of Winemaking Janet Myers is preserving the winery’s legacy while leading it into the future. “We inherited a craftsman’s ethic here: work with nature, work in small lots, innovate. Our uniqueness depends on the details,” she says. All of Franciscan’s winemakers have left their individual marks, but all have remained true to Franciscan’s signature: bold wines with the rare combination of rich, vibrant flavors yet fine, supple texture. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Franciscan Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065219,628
3.50 5
Vintage: 2012 01/28/2014

Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Muscat Bright and juicy on the nose with aromas of fresh sliced pineapple, Asian pears, and meyer lemons topped with jasmine and honeysuckle perfumes. Bright but with an initial touch of sweetness that adds some richness on the palate. The flavors are tart and lean towards the green apple and citrus end of the spectrum with a honeyed edge to them. There’s nice freshness here and a slight green edge to the fruits that keeps them lively and bright if with sort of grapy and sweet kiwi flavors drenched in lime juice. 87pts


Member Reviews for Franciscan Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley

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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065219,628
4.40 5
Vintage: 2012 01/28/2014

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Kyle Graynor
4557977,445
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 07/16/2011

Slightly heavy, but very smooth and a bit crisp.


Snooth User: Derek25
530893228
3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 03/25/2011

Three glasses


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
1783064,202
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 01/18/2010

My first taste at the winery we stayed at in Napa. This series is part of a wine/cheese pairing at Franciscan. The aromas are very green and herbal, floral and citrus but underlying green fruit notes on the palate, green apples, grapefruit and lime, easy drinking with a light finish. Tasted with a goat cheese which helped with the acidity of the wine.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 09/21/2009

Tasted at the winery 9/20/09


Snooth User: staugie
28894017
4.50 5
Vintage: 2008 10/29/2009

It is so light and crisp.... love it!


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
4.50 5
Vintage: 2007 09/21/2009

Delicious white blend, perfect for hot weather sipping. -Tasted at the winery 9/20/09


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External Reviews for Franciscan Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley

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Source: Vines Wine and Spirits
Vintage: 2010 11/27/2012

Pale straw Aromas: Bright and inviting, with intense lime, grapefruit, and pear fruit aromas, enticing mineral notes, and hints of star jasmine and vanilla. Perfumed and appealing. Flavors: Clean, crisp, and refreshing, with complex layers of Meyer lemon,


External Review
Vintage: 2008 03/16/2010

Franciscan Oakville Estates Sauvignon Blanc 2008 and all other wine from Franciscan Oakville Estates are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 01/17/2009

The Wine News ReviewRated 90Pale crystal hue. Intense aromas of pineapple and peach with secondary nuances of mineral and slate. Vibrant acidity and juicy flavors of lime and grapefruit. Hints of kiwi in the refreshing close.Wine Tasting NotesPale yellow in color. Citrus, melon and fig on the nose. Fresh and lively. Vibrant, layered flavors of lime, lemongrass and melon with hints of minerality on a crisp, elegant finish.



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