Franciscan Oakville Estate

(707) 963-7111 1178 GALLERON RD
RUTHERFORD, CA 94574
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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.

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  • Sauvignon

  • Merlot

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

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Chardonnay

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

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  • Franciscan Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

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    Sweet and soft on the nose with early accents of mocha, sweet tobacco leaf, allspice and brown sugar joined by dried bay leaf and black currants. On entry this shows excellent integration and while there is plenty of acidity here, it is held nicely in check by the rich yet not weighty fruit. The oak is well measured as well, yielding a rather se... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Franciscan Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

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    Sweet and soft on the nose with early accents of mocha, sweet tobacco leaf, allspice and brown sugar joined by dried bay leaf and black currants. On entry this shows excellent integration and while there is plenty of acidity here, it is held nicely in check by the rich yet not weighty fruit. The oak is well measured as well, yielding a rather se... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Franciscan Magnificat 2005

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    No written review

    Wine review by Barberolo


  • Franciscan Oakville Estate Chardonnay 2011

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    Fruity yet firm on the nose with lovely pear, apple, and apricot aromas framed with perfumed oak and topped with hints of tobacco and pollen. Vivid and bright on entry with tons of acidity supporting fresh apple, pineapple and under-ripe apricot flavors. There's a hint of creaminess adding some softness on the mid-palate, though the acidity rema... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Franciscan Merlot Napa 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by Teppo


  • Franciscan Magnificat 2005

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    This was just ok for me. A little to acidic without much fruit. A little one dimensional. Read More

    Wine review by rar8888


  • Franciscan Napa Chardonnay 2008

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    Wine review by cheftracey


  • Franciscan Chardonnay 2010

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    This has a overly oaky taste that I do not enjoy. It might be due to recent chardonnays I had.. This was creamy though which was good. Read More

    Wine review by shsim


  • Franciscan Chardonnay 2009

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    Wine review by bthiele


  • Franciscan Magnificat 2005

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    What a wonderful wine! very smooth, medium finish, very drinkable, lovely spice note. Read More

    Wine review by brianlow


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