Franciscan Cabernet ’05 Napa $18


This guy says Cabernet, but is a blend.  87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc, Petite Verdot and Malbec.

While it may not make anyones top 100, its not bad.

Its a dark red wine. Black Cherry even a bit of plumb on the nose.  Look for a brighter berry taste, not quite raspberry but close. Long full tannins, it can really fill the mouth for a wine under or near $20

This is a great wine to keep around, and pop mid week or just as that bottle we drink later. It wont break the bank and wont disappoint your wine buddies either. However, if you don’t really like a big wine, you may not like this one.

We like to call it one of the “daily drinkers”

Also note this is a fun winery to visit while in Napa!

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