2010 Franciscan Stylus Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Appearance: Deep Garnet
Aromas: Deep, alluring black plum and cassis, with sweet spice and dark chocolate. As the wine opens up undertones of cedar, clove, and black cherry emerge. The nose on this wine is concentrated and inviting.
Flavors: Full-bodied, dense mouthfeel with layers of blackberry, cassis, dark chocolate and toasted oak. Rich texture with integrated tannins. The concentrated palate finishes with ripe plum, subtle violets and tobacco and notes of chocolate.
Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most interesting and complex grape varieties. Janet Meyers, Franciscan Estate's winemaker, loves its body and texture, and its ability to express power and intensity with finesse. She says "Stylus is a joy to make because of the extraordinary fruit that comes from our vineyards; my role is to shepherd the wine through to the bottle, bringing out its potential and allowing the fruit to express itself fully. "