Franciscan Oakville Estate

(707) 963-7111 1178 GALLERON RD
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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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Zinfandel

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

  • Merlot

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

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  • Franciscan Cabernet Sauvignon 2012


    Most websites say this is a $25 bottle of Cab. I purchase it every day of the week for under $20. It stands up to the Big Cabs of Napa. It is made from Napa Valley grapes in Napa Valley and it has flavors of black cherry, plum, cedar and is aged in small oak barrels for 30 months. . It pairs well with any beef dish either grilled or pot roast wi... Read More

    Wine review by jamessulis

  • Franciscan Chardonnay Napa Valley 2013


    Classic modern chard with ripe pears on the nose moderate acididty and an oaky finish. Nice wine overall. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher

  • Franciscan Zinfandel 1999


    One of Gary's favorite Read More

    Wine review by mark

  • I was wondering what sort of new topic I could start that would pair nicely with my previous posting 'Weekday Wines'; well here it is - Weekend Wines.  Sometimes I just have to stop and take a minute to pat myself on the back for my quick wit but alas, this isn't one of those times.  Anyway, why not talk about wines we enjoy on weekends?  These ... Read More

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  • Franciscan Sauvignon Blanc 2012


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    Wine review by mark

  • Franciscan Sauvignon Blanc 2012


    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 Chardonnay 2010


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  • Franciscan Chardonnay 2010


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  • Franciscan Cabernet Sauvignon 2010


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    Wine review by gntop1

  • Franciscan Chardonnay 2011


    Nice California chardonnay with plenty of ripe citrus, subtle oak and decent balance. Nothing fancy or complex but a good mid-week sipper. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0

  • Wine is not bad but the cask leaked all the wine into and out of my fridge overnight. About 3 letres. Just to let you know...Supplier just laughed...No more "Franciscan" for me.

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