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Monday, November 19, 2012

Franciscan Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 - Take a Vow of Delicious

Franciscan Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 - Take a Vow of Delicious
A required entry on your next Costco shopping list.

85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 3% Syrah and 1% Malbec from Napa Valley, California.

SRP of $28 and available for $19 at Costco. Sample submitted for review.

From the bottle:
"At Franciscan Estate, we devote ourselves to crafting wines from our estate vineyards and other cooler vineyards of Napa Valley for rich flavor and supple body. Aged for 20 months in small oak barrels, this Cabernet Sauvignon generously offers aromas of black cherry and plum with notes of cedar on a lingering, velvety finish.

13.5% Alcohol"
There are just a few days to go until Thanksgiving and I'm sure many of you will be making a trip to Costco in the next few days. For your wine buying convenience, today and tomorrow we'll be highlighting a couple fantastic wines that are widely available at Costco locations. Up first we've got a Napa Valley Cabernet from Franciscan Estate. You may remember this winery from the excellent and delicious Meritage we reviewed a few weeks back: 2008 Franciscan Estate Napa Valley Magnificat Meritage - Marvelous! We loved this Bordeaux style blend of 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot and 2% Malbec. Let's see if today's single varietal Cabernet is in the same class...

The 2010 Franciscan Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon begins with simply wonderful aromas of blackberry, plum, vanilla, dried herbs, violets and a little toasty oak. Basically the more you smell this one, the more you find! The wine tastes rich, smooth and silky and strikes the perfect balance between oak and fruit, something that is quite hard to do. Speaking of the fruit, you'll find lots of delicious plum and blackberry in this one. You'll also get a wonderful full, dry mouthfeel. It ends dry, fruity and fantastic with good length and some mocha notes at the very end.

Buy this wine online from our featured sponsor Marketview Liquor or see a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.

Taste Rating: 10              Cost Rating: 2
Overall Rating: 8.0


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