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Franciscan Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2009

Bottle Size: 750ml Item #: 1701945
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Franciscan Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2009 750ml

Franciscan Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Aromas: A rich bouquet of dark cherry, cocoa, clove, plum, tobacco and toasted oak, with delicate notes of coffee and truffle. Layered and complex. Flavors: Rich and full on the palate with a supple mouthfeel and opulent layers of plum, cherry, anise, and mocha. Smooth and concentrated, the wine exhibits richly woven texture with dark, dense fruit on the long finish.

Over three decades ago, Justin Meyer took over the winemaking at Franciscan 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 Cabernet Sauvignon, to show the best of the vineyards, and the vintage.

Varietal Composition: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot Appellation: Napa Valley Oak Aging: 17 months Type of Oak: American & French, 25% new Total Acidity: 5.8 g/l pH 3.64 Alcohol: 13.5%

James
3/17/12 3:10 PM JOINED 1/19/10
Got much better after decanting an hour or 2

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Franciscan Franciscan Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2009
BOTTLE SIZE: 750ml
Aromas: A rich bouquet of dark cherry, cocoa, clove, plum, tobacco and toasted oak, with delicate notes of coffee and truffle. Layered and complex. Flavors: Rich and full on the palate with a supple mouthfeel and opulent layers of plum, cherry, anise, and mocha. Smooth and concentrated, the wine exhibits richly woven texture with dark, dense fruit on the long finish.
 

Notes on the Franciscan Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 750ML 2009

Wine Maker Notes Over three decades ago, Justin Meyer took over the winemaking at Franciscan 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 Cabernet Sauvignon, to show the best of the vineyards, and the vintage.

Technical Notes Varietal Composition: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot Appellation: Napa Valley Oak Aging: 17 months Type of Oak: American & French, 25% new Total Acidity: 5.8 g/l pH 3.64 Alcohol: 13.5%