Got much better after decanting an hour or 2
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.
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%