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2008 Franciscan Cabernet Sauvignon "Napa Valley"

Franciscan 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery: Franciscan

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Napa Valley"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 4% Syrah, 3% Cabernet Franc & 1% Petit Verdot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $27

Cases produced: 110,000

KWG Score: 88 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: December 30, 2011

Wine Review: This opaque and very dark purple colored Cabernet from Franciscan opens with a mild black currant bouquet with a hint of black cherry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and easy going. The flavor profile is a tasty mild oak infused black currant with a touch of black raspberry. The finish is dry and its mild tannins are slightly prolonged. This wine is food friendly and would pair well with beef stroganoff. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Deep garnet. A luscious cascade of dark fruit aromas, including black currant, black cherry, plum, and blackberry complemented by sweet vanilla and baking spices. Rich, round, and full-bodied; layered with blackberry, cherry, dried plums flavors and a hint of cocoa; generous weight on the palate and smooth, mouth-filling tannins; the finish lingers with flavors of rich cassis and black cherry.

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