Franciscan Estate

(707) 967-3830 1178 Galleron Rd
Saint Helena, CA 94574
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  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

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  • Whats your favorite penny saving cab and WHY?!  :)To make it easier, feel free to follow this format! Name: Belle AmbiencePrice (roughly): $9Why: Deep fruity notes of red berries, cherries and  a little vanilla dolce at the end. A perfect way to wind down and relax in the evening after a long hard day at work. Read More

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  • Franciscan Estate Chardonnay 2012

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    Delicious complex chardonnay. Great accompaniment to salmon or cheese. Read More

    Wine review by Heather B


  • Franciscan Estate Chardonnay 2012

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    Wine review by Wattsman


  • Chardonnay, oh Chardonnay. You really don’t have to be any better, do ... in barrel. 91pts 2012 Franciscan Estate Chardonnay Napa Valley 13.5% $15 Focused if a bit oaky on the nose, this slowly reveals taut apple fruit, hints of wood smoke and spice and some peachy accents. A bit creamy at first but really quit focused in the mouth. this reall... Read More

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  • Franciscan Estate Chardonnay 2012

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    Focused if a bit oaky on the nose, this slowly reveals taut apple fruit, hints of wood smoke and spice and some peachy accents. A bit creamy at first but really quit focused in the mouth. this really snaps together quite nicely with apple fruit and vanilla and toasty oak spice integrating well. Its a bit of a firm style for the price point, carr... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Franciscan Estate Napa Valley Chardonnay 2012

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    Aromatic and fruity but over oaked. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Franciscan Equilibrium 2012

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    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 wit... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Franciscan Estate Chardonnay Napa Valley 2011

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    Wine review by Mazzeo


  • Franciscan Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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    Nose of quince, red currant and cranberry with lots of minerality. On the palate, the minerality turns a touch metallic. Flavors of cranberry, pomegranate and currant. Touch of strawberry. Crisp, dry and refreshing. 86 pts.5/9/13 at winery Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


  • Recently touring the Franciscan Winery in Napa Valley our host was an excellent spokesman for wine, the restaurant business and the pairing of food with wine. At one point in his conversation he spoke of smelling three quadrants of the wine glass to pick up different aromas. Now after a few glasses of their finest, I cannot remember exactly what... Read More

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