2010 Franciscan Estate Cabernet Wine Reviews

Franciscan Estate Cabernet

Looking for wine reviews for red wines?  I am often asked to do a wine reviews and I was excited to try  the Franciscan Estate Cabernet Sauvignon.  I decided to pair it with my Rib Eye Peppercorn Steaks with Brandy Sauce.  I have not had this wine before so I was excited to give it a try.  The price point for the wine is around $ 28 and as we enjoyed it with our steak dinner, I definitely thought it was worth it.

The wine had a good body to pair with the steak, but it wasn’t so big as to completely overwhelm it, or too little as to overwhelmed by the steak.  We used our wine aerator when we poured each glass and the wine really opened up nicely.  

The wine was very dark in the glass and garnet in color.  As we sipped the wine, we caught hints of cherry and violets and also some herb and cocoa tones.  

Winemakers Notes: Deep garnet in color with complex and vibrant aromas of red plum, anise, cherry, violets, and tobacco accentuated by notes of black currant, dried herbs, toasted oak, and cocoa.  Elegant and supple texture on the palate make the frame for generous flavors of sweet plum and dark cherry with notes of vanilla and mocha that linger on the finish.  

All in all, we enjoyed this wine — especially as a wine to pair with steak.  At under $30, this wine is worth a try.  We will definitely have this wine again.

Be sure to check out my other wine reviews as well.

Note:  I received a bottle of this wine as a free sample.  The opinions are honest and my own.    No other compensation was received.

Remember ” Let’s make life special by sharing great food with our family and friends!  Enjoy!”


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