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Janet Meyer

USA, Cabernet Sauvignon (with friends), Franciscan, Napa Valley, California, 2008

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Red Blend of: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 4% Syrah, 3% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Petit Verdot. N / Stewed cassis. Tobacco. River rocks. Sage. Light, candied oaks, and barrel room aromas. T / Medium mouthfeel. Slightly tight, but nice blackcherry and cranberry. Seems like an even distribution of round/soft vs. rough tannins (assume this will shift […]

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USA, Merlot, Franciscan, Napa Valley, California, 2007

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Red Blend of: 92% Merlot, 5% Syrah, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 1% Petit Verdot. N / Barrel room. Smoked plums. Crushed river rocks. Crisp leather. Bitter chocolate. T / Medium mouthfeel. High acid feel for a Merlot, and I like that. Thick tannins, with a few grainy / rough spots even after 2 hours post-decant. […]

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USA, Cabernet Sauvignon, Franciscan, Winemaker’s Reserve, Napa, California, 2004

Note: suggest waiting one hour post decant as some of the more angular elements and spiky tannins need the air. N/ Lovely, fat oaks. Complex spice. White pepper dusted plums. Cigar box, old leather, soft earth, and forest floor. T/ Medium-full mouthfeel. Fat, ripe plums. Deep, aged cassis. Velvety rich, elegant mouthfeel. Deep earth and […]

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