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2009 Franciscan Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
- Napa Valley
Community Tasting Notes 52
Lazlo Toth Likes this wine: (89 points)
August 22, 2015 - This has a great QPR and is widely available at restaurants when you do not want to pay ridiculous prices. Dark eggplant color. Enticing bouquet of blackberry, oak, anise and leather. A smooth front palate filled with oaked black fruit and finishing with a tasty sour cherry note. Medium acidity and silky tannins. This is fairly consistent each year and is as good as most sub $25 bottles of Cabernet Sauvignon. Not overly complex and therefore a good food wine paired well with a ribeye or filet with a red wine reduction sauce.
gutt22 Likes this wine:
July 28, 2015 - 13.5% alcohol. This is a genuine surprise. Crimson color. Forward nose of black fruit, with a dusty quality to it, and light spice/earth notes. In the mouth, this is very attractive: restrained but forward fruit, good acidity, fine-knit tannins. This isn't complicated but, for the price, it's fantastic. B+
wineshaman wrote: (89 points)
June 7, 2015 - Open tasted near the end of the evening , had little recollection due to the pervious several bottles. Still had a little less than 1/2 bottle left on the 2nd night. 2nd night, quite concentrated, very rich huge dark fruit , loads of charded oak, not as complex as the top notched Napa cabs still quite well made and still has several years of life ahead on this baby.
wineshaman wrote: (88 points)
July 25, 2014 - Blackberry, licorice, wild berries, cedar and a good dose of American oak. Not bad and pretty consistent for such a commercial Napa cab as I have tasted many of these over the years.
TonyHamlin Likes this wine: (89 points)
July 12, 2014 - Just another lower priced Napa Cab....absofrickenlutely delicious!!!!!
Not a big/bold as the higher priced Napa cabs, but then again, I didn't pay that much for it. Compared other recent cabs I've enjoyed, it had a touch more fruit/berry up front, but nothing that took away from the overall flavor. Wasn't heavy on the tongue, good tannins and structure. So very drinkable after a short decanting.
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- Vintage 2009
- Type Red
- Producer Franciscan Estate
- Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
- Designation n/a
- Vineyard n/a
- Country USA
- Region California
- SubRegion Napa Valley
- Appellation Napa Valley
- UPC Codes 083085200220, 083085908133
- Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
- In Cellars 673 (47%)
- Consumed 747 (53%)