2006 Franciscan Estate Stylus Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 1.5L
Color: Deep ruby
Aroma: Intense nose of ripe cherries, cassis, chocolate, anise, with subtle notes of sage and tobacco. Layered and rich.
Flavor: Dense and full-bodied with ripe blackberry, black cherry, coffee, and cassis flavors. Richly structured with a supple mouthfeel and velvety tannins, leading to a smooth and elegant finish of mocha and plum.
2006 is a very good vintage. A cool, wet spring lead to a late harvest, two weeks behind normal. A July heat spell was followed by moderate August and September temperatures, and excellent slow, even ripening. The conditions resulted in densely woven wines with dark fruit, big structure and rich texture. Our Franciscan Oakville Estate reds were harvested between Sept 28-Oct 26.