Franciscan Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
$23.97 Napa Cabernet
free shippingQtyWinery: "Appearance: Deep Garnet. Aromas: Complex and vibrant aromas of red plum, cherry, and forest berries mingle with deeper notes of violet, earthy tobacco, and leather, accented by hints of vanilla. Dried herbs like marjoram and oregano add complexity. Flavors: A smooth and silky texture on the palate frames generous flavors of ripe plum and dark cherry, with notes of vanilla and black pepper. Smooth tannins and well-integrated structure tie together and linger in the long finish.
Over three decades ago, Justin Meyer took over the winemaking at Franciscan Estate with a highly meticulous approach. Dividing our Oakville Estate into sections, he fermented and aged each vineyard block separately to bring out the best expression of each lot, then blended the best lots together to create wines of distinction. Thus began our tradition of small-lot winemaking, which I am proud to continue today.
Each vintage, we make over 200 separate lots of Bordeaux varietals, honing the blend during 18 months of barrel aging. Only the finest lots are included in each glass of Franciscan Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, to show the best of the vineyards and the vintage."
Bottle: 750ml, cork
Varietal: 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 2% Petite
Verdot, 1% Syrah, and 1% Cabernet Franc
Aging: 20 months in small oak barrels, 25% new oak
Region: Napa Valley, California