2010 Franciscan Clos Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Wine Specs
Vintage
2010
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Napa Valley
Acid
6.1 g/L
pH
3.77
Aging
20 months is small oak barrels. 100% New French Oak.
Alcohol %
14.5

2010 Franciscan Clos Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petite Verdot, 3% Merlot, 2% Malbec, and 2% Cabernet Franc

Appearance: Deep Garnet

Aromas: Cassis, blackberry, and spice give this wine layers of complexity with subtle notes of cardamom, and cocoa. Over time, notes of coffee, clove, and anise arise with a hint of vanilla and tobacco.

Flavors: A rich and elegant presentation with vibrant dark cherry and plum fruit flavors, followed by notes of tobacco, mocha, rosemary and vanilla. This wine has a balanced and supple palate with a generous finish of berries and spice.

Vineyard Notes
2010 brought near average rain fall amounts with a few late spring rains delaying the start of ripening. The spring and summer temperatures stayed mild with only one heat spike coming in late August which helped advance ripening and the start of harvest to about one week later than normal. The reds are deeply colored and elegantly structured, with abundant dark cassis fruit, fine-grained tannins and supple mouthfeel. Our Clos vineyard tends to ripen earlier than our Oakville Estate vineyard with the Clos Merlot and Malbec being the first red grapes harvested on September 20th. The Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Verdot and Cabernet Franc were ready a few weeks later and picked on October 2nd.
Winemaker Notes
We named this wine the French word “Clos” which means “enclosed” ─ appropriate since we make this wine using grapes grown in the vineyards immediately surrounding our winery and visitor center. The Clos Vineyard exhibits a particularly expressive version of Franciscan’s traditional signature style: that rare combination of rich, vibrant flavors yet supple, elegant texture. This wine emphasizes Cabernet Sauvignon, with small amounts of other Bordeaux varietals in the blend.
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