Franciscan Estate

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

8.9633 ratings
8.619 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Chris McClellan

Napa county cab grapes...blackberries/blackcherry, ripe and jammy...some oak, probably chips, acid medium which just leaves it pretty empty in middle...otherwise, mint/ jalapeño amd tannin all present..not terrible for the price...

Napa county cab grapes...blackberries/blackcherry, ripe and jammy...some oak, probably chips, acid medium which just leaves it pretty empty in middle...otherwise, mint/ jalapeño amd tannin all present..not terrible for the price...

Dec 20th, 2018
Sofia Horvath

Very dry. Would buy again.

Very dry. Would buy again.

Jan 19th, 2018
Gary Wilson

Great wine with solid oak notes. Good cab for the price

Great wine with solid oak notes. Good cab for the price

5 people found it helpfulNov 29th, 2014
Chris Opdyke

$23 on the wine list. I'll take it.

$23 on the wine list. I'll take it.

3 people found it helpfulMar 25th, 2015
John Greer

This wine was a gift from my great friend Lorenzo who knows my tastes in wine very well. It's almost as dense as someone we used to work with, which is good for a wine. This 2008 is right at its peak and has deep rich dark fruit, oak that culminates to a very smooth finish. Lorenzo I wish you and your wife were here to enjoy it with us this weekend. Cheers my friend.

This wine was a gift from my great friend Lorenzo who knows my tastes in wine very well. It's almost as dense as someone we used to work with, which is good for a wine. This 2008 is right at its peak and has deep rich dark fruit, oak that culminates to a very smooth finish. Lorenzo I wish you and your wife were here to enjoy it with us this weekend. Cheers my friend.

2 people found it helpfulJan 28th, 2017
Thor S
9.3

When I was 17 it was a very good year.....2013 was indeed a fantastic year for wine making in Napa and Franciscan Estate partook of the quality fruit. This wine was high mid body, supple, firm and approachable. Slight spiciness that acquiesced to a pleasant acidic structure with aeration. Tannicly teasing. Beautifully deep and rich color. A solid Napa selection at an appealing QPR. Don't miss this one.

When I was 17 it was a very good year.....2013 was indeed a fantastic year for wine making in Napa and Franciscan Estate partook of the quality fruit. This wine was high mid body, supple, firm and approachable. Slight spiciness that acquiesced to a pleasant acidic structure with aeration. Tannicly teasing. Beautifully deep and rich color. A solid Napa selection at an appealing QPR. Don't miss this one.

1 person found it helpfulJun 8th, 2017
Dagmar

30 @ Publix

30 @ Publix

1 person found it helpfulFeb 3rd, 2017
Yelena Iglanova

Burgundy, pleaded dark cherries on the nose. Slightly sweet strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, nice toasted oak, dark chocolate, vanilla, lavender, pencil led. Full body. Pleasant tannin.

Burgundy, pleaded dark cherries on the nose. Slightly sweet strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, nice toasted oak, dark chocolate, vanilla, lavender, pencil led. Full body. Pleasant tannin.

1 person found it helpfulJan 30th, 2017
Michael Fraley

A nice complex Cabernet with oak, and tannin I the forefront.

A nice complex Cabernet with oak, and tannin I the forefront.

1 person found it helpfulJan 29th, 2017
Chris B

Bold dark fruit. Some pepper and earthy notes. Medium mouth feel. Drinks well.

Bold dark fruit. Some pepper and earthy notes. Medium mouth feel. Drinks well.

1 person found it helpfulJan 11th, 2017